Date: Fri Dec 05 2003 - 06:41:42 EST
We've had some discussion on A12n-collaboration of such letters without
uppercase versions in Unicode. The notion of capital letters "not being used"
in certain languages was called into question for reasons of typographic
flexibility (what linguists may have meant was actually that these letters are
not usually found in initial position in words?). I'd think it worth
considering adding these.
But first ... what languages do you know them to be used in? I've tried to
collate and present a lot of such information on the "A12n" gateway page (see
http://www.bisharat.net/A12N/#countrytables ) but this is only a start.
Re the r striked or with bar, I know that to be used in Kanuri (at least in
Niger), and presently it can be composed with one of the combining diacritics
(don't have the charts handy).
If you want to search the A12n-collaboration archives, there is a way that is
not evident from visiting the list homepage
http://lists.kabissa.org/mailman/listinfo/a12n-collaboration (where you can
only browse the archives): use the Google search window at
http://www.bisharat.net and click the Kabissa.org radio button (the archives
are actually on that domain).
Quoting Philippe Verdy <email@example.com>:
> Some letters used in Latin transcription of Pan-Sahelian scripts are still
> missing in Unicode:
> Is there a proposal to include them, as they are needed for case folding and
> capital transcrtiption?
> I can identify immediately these two ones that would be needed on
> Pan-Sahelian keyboards:
> U+027E LATIN SMALL LETTER R WITH FISHHOOK
> U+???? LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R WITH FISHHOOK
> U+0266 LATIN SMALL LETTER H WITH HOOK
> U+???? LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH HOOK
> But there are some other Latin letters that don't have their uppercase
> version. As well there are missing letters like R STRIKED (not the Rx
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