RE: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 14:23:20 CDT

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    Adam Twardoch wrote:
    > Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
    > > See previous reply. U+5350 isn't the Nazi swastika and doesn't look
    > > like it.
    > Are you suggesting that Unicode should encode a German "r", a French "r"
    > and an English "r" because they typically dont look alike?

    They are the same in printed documents; even if there are several traditions
    for cursive handwriting, notably in schools for the first grades only.
    But even these traditions are less respected and less normative now in
    schools: children are exposed to the non cursive script very soon.

    So you speak about how these letters are pronounced? The "r" letter in
    linguistic orthography is not a phonetic symbol. If you want to write
    phonetically or even phonologically, you already have appropriate characters
    in Unicode.

    Note that even in French, there's no standard phonetic spelling for this
    orthographic letter; phonologically, many phonems are assimilated, and
    easily intelligible from one region to another, or from one age to another,
    or from speaker to speaker in the same region.

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