From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 25 2003 - 17:11:56 EST
On 2003.03.18, 22:04, <Peter_Constable@sil.org> wrote:
> Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote on 03/18/2003 09:46:30 AM:
> > > U+00D0: The glyph that appears in the code charts for U+00D0 is
> > > shown in LtnCapEth_DStrk.gif. Now, the African Reference Alphabet
> > > document that was produced at a conference in Niamey in 1978
> > > proposed a small letter that looks like U+00F0 LATIN SMALL LETTER
> > > ETH, but the capital counterpart is like the glyph shown in
> > > LtnCapEthLrgSqLC.gif. This is quite different in appearance from
> > > the representative glyph for U+00D0. Should this be considered a
> > > glyph variant of U+00D0, or should it be considered a distinct
> > > character?
> > I guess it is yes a glyph variant but rather for U+0189.
> Eh? No, the only thing it could be a glyph variant of is U+00D0. What
> would make you think to make it a variant of 0189?
Well, considering the context (Niamey Conference etc.), I supposed that
this glyph is intended for Ewe (or any other african languages using
U+0189), and not for Faroese, Icelandic etc (which use U+00D0) nor
Vietnamese, Croatian, Lappish etc (which use U+00D0). (I apparently
overlooked your sentence «proposed a small letter that looks like U+00F0
LATIN SMALL LETTER ETH» -- silly me.)
Naturally, the glyph prescribed in the Unicode charts for U+0189 is
identical to those of U+00D0 and U+0110, a stroked "D" (I just consulted
U0000.pdf, U0100.pdf and U0180.pdf, downloaded from the unicode web site
in june 2002 -- hopefully they're current), but, as said, differencing
in the same language/alphabet the LC forms U+0256 and U+0111 (or U+00F0
?) might very well have been the motive to create this glyph.
(Some time later.) But... OTOH, I understand what you mean. The *shape*
of the glyph suggests that it is intended to be an upper case form of
eth, indeed U+00D0.
I see. That would be much more complicated to get somewhere, wouldn't
it? Not directly a Unicode issue, but worth some consideration. BTW --
how old is the "stroked D" glyph? IIRC, U+00F0 was initially an erse,
uncial shape letter, with no upper case form...
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