From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 23:09:20 EST
On 2004.03.26, 23:37, Rick McGowan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The Unicode Technical Committee has posted new issues for public
> review and comment. Details are on the following web page:
I just added the following to the On-Line Report Form:
> U+0140 : LATIN SMALL LETTER L WITH MIDDLE DOT, approx. similar to
> U+006C U+00B7, is said to be used for Catalan. That is not correct.
> Catalan usual orthography uses a regular middle dot to separate two
> "L"s in those cases where they are pronounced as a single one,
> doubled only for etymological reasons.
> This dot is not connected to the previous "L" in any way, as if it
> were some kind of diacritical. It is a standalone character -- akin
> to the hyphen in French or Portuguese.
> This becomes evident when composing with extra-space between
> letters: there is no "tie" between the first "L" and the dot.
> Using this character for Catalan texts additionally causes
> hyphenation problems.
> The whole issue is further obnubilated by the disregard and poor
> knowledge of Catalan at the typical Madrid-based national bodies
> concerned, and by the fact that some dialects of Catalan do not
> distinguish in speech the graphemes "L", "LL" and "L·L".
> Though it was originally intended to cover Catalan, U+0140 could
> have been used meanwhile for other orthographies — and it even may
> have been used to set Catalan texts, however incorrectly. It should
> therefore not be deprecated.
> However I advise removal of the note "Catalan" under U+0140 and
> U+013F, and perhaps replacement of the whole note with «for Catalan
> use U+006C U+00B7» (resp. U+004C).
No major blunder, I hope.
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