Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 16:27:53 CDT

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    At 14:43 -0500 2005-05-20, Alexander Kh. wrote:

    >What I meant is for example, strange "semisoft sign" 048C which looks
    >same as Yate 0462. Is that someone's joke?

    No, it is a character used in Kildin Sami, and it differs from the Yat.

    >Or, for example letter 047C - Omega with titlo: why separate letter if
    >titlo is defined separately 0483 (is there a stateless way to encode a
    >titlo that spans several letters?). Next letter, however, 047E is indeed
    >a separate letter, and it is read as "ot" in text.

    That was a mistake and should not have been encoded. I don't know how
    it got into the standard. It was before my tenure.

    >This is all while numeric titlo is missing alltogether: how would you
    >write Old Slavonic numerals in Unicode?

    With U+0483?

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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