Re: FAQ entry (was: Looking for information on the UnicodeData file)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 07:11:44 EST

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    Pim Blokland scripsit:

    > For instance, the Danish ae (U+00E6) is not designated a ligature,

    It was in Unicode 1.0; I think politics were involved in that one.
    In Latin use, ae is most certainly a ligature, and likewise in the
    languages (including English) that have borrowed words involving it.
    In Danish use, though, it is a separate letter.

    > but the
    > Dutch ij (U+0133) is, even though the "a" and "e" are clearly fused
    > together, while the "i" and "j" aren't.

    I have certainly seen "ij" glyphs that looked quite fused, more like "\xff",
    which is why that letter appears in 8859-1 but its capital equivalent
    does not.

    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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