Re: (base as a combing char)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Nov 27 2004 - 16:04:34 CST

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    Philippe Verdy scripsit:

    > For this reason, Dutch will need a distinct "ij"
    > letter, coded as a single character, and with its own capitalization rules
    > (the uppercase or titlecase form of "ij" will be the single letter "IJ",
    > not two letters and not "Ij"; also there exists cases where diacritics can
    > be added on top of the "ij" letter, which is then more tied as a single
    > letter than a simple digraph.)

    Everything you say is correct *except* for the need to encode Dutch
    ij as a single character, which is neither necessary nor practical.
    (U+0132 and U+0133 are encoded for compatibility only.) In cases where
    ij is a digraph in Dutch text, i+ZWNJ+j will be effective.

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