Re: Latvian and Marshallese Ad Hoc Report (cedilla and comma below)

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:36:56 +0100

On 5 Jul 2013, at 11:27, "Erkki I Kolehmainen" <> wrote:

> And I'm sorry for having supported you then, since the Romanians claimed at the time that they could not live with a font variation, since they needed to be able to have a distinction between s and t with cedilla and comma below in the same text,

They do, Erkki, when a text contains both Romanian and Turkish. Each language should be represented correctly.

> only to come up with a national standard with only the comma below.

I don't think we have to worry about that old 8-bit code table at this point.

> Furthermore, the Romanian texts are not at all consistent in this area.

No, and the fault lies with 8859. More and more new texts however conform to the expected encoding.

By the way, what we did for the Romanians at the time was to add precomposed Ș and ș to the standard in addition to the existing precomposed Ş ş. Note that the former could at that time already be supported by the UCS, as S s with combining comma below.

Michael Everson *
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