Re: Caron / Hacek?

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 06:57:07 EST

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    Pim Blokland scripsit:

    > Now I must admit, I haven't come across many texts which used Ts with
    > cedillas. Not in printed form, that is; the only ones I have seen were in
    > electronic form, where their appearance depends on the font used.

    T with cedilla should never have existed. When s with comma and s with
    cedilla were (falsely) unified in ISO 8859 in favor of the latter, the
    t with comma was also replaced by a t with cedilla, something not used by
    any language. These two were then copied into Unicode as-is. When
    the false unification was broken, t with comma was added for the first
    time; t with cedilla is now useless but must be kept for stability reasons.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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