From: Ken Whistler <>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:37:47 -0800

This is a character under ballot for Amendment 1 to the 5th edition. It
isn't part of the repertoire planned for publication as part of Unicode
10.0 in June.

So if you want to have any impact on the subhead used in the charts for
A7AF, the correct mechanism now is to get a national body comment added
in their vote on Amendment 1.

Either that, or just put in tickler in your calendar for February,
201*8*, when the beta review for Unicode *11* will be starting, so you
can then make a suggestion as part of the Unicode beta review period.

Otherwise, these suggestions are just going to end up lost under the
pile of the subsequent 13 months worth of email on unrelated topics. ;-)


On 12/27/2016 8:44 PM, Yifán Wáng wrote:
> Now I start to wonder if the description would be "Letter for
> phonetics and Japanese phonology" or "Letter for scholarly
> transcription" etc.
> 2016-12-27 18:54 GMT+09:00 Denis Jacquerye <>:
>> For what it’s worth, the small capital q was used as an IPA symbol for a
>> while. It was used for the Arabic ʻayn as a “consonne roulée gutturale” in
>> the 1898 IPA chart (previously noted 3 in the 1894 IPA charts and ᴈ in some
>> 1895 IPA charts and later charts) then as a “consonne fricative bronchiale
>> sonore” in the 1905 and 1908 IPA charts, and in the notes after the IPA
>> chart in 1912. It was eventually replaced with the reversed glottal stop ʕ,
>> for example in the 1932 IPA chart or later charts.
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