Re: How is the glottal stop used in some languages?

From: Arne Götje (高盛華) (
Date: Wed May 09 2007 - 20:00:23 CDT

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    Bob Hallissy wrote:
    > Arne Götje wrote on 09/05/2007 02:32:52:
    >> All of the Aboriginal languages in Taiwan use the glottal stop, often
    >> displayed as apostrophe (').
    >> I saw, that Unicode includes a separate codepoint (U+02BC) for this
    > usage.
    >> However, standard US keyboards will send U+0027 to applications when you
    >> hit the apostrophe key and not U+02BC.
    >> This can be confusing to the user, because both glyphs look alike and
    >> the technical difference might not always be clear to everyone (I
    >> suppose it won't be clear to most users, in fact).
    > There are many cases where Unicode characters look the same as each other
    > and might thus be confused. Appropriate keyboard design can help users
    > select the correct character.
    >> Is it appropriate to just use U+0027 as glottal stop character as part
    >> of the alphabet (and therefor in the Locale collation)?
    > Probably not. In addition to suggestions that have already been made, be
    > aware that Unicode 5.1 should have two new characters that may be exactly
    > what you are looking for. For more information, please see the characters
    > named "saltillo" in

    Ok, let me put it this way:
    Are there any existing implementations out there for the general public
    (not only linguists who understand the matter) which are already in use
    for such languages which use the glottal stop?
    If yes,
    a) which codepoint do they use to represent the glottal stop in the
    b) which keyboard mapping / input method do they use to type the glottal
    stop? (based on a normal US Keyboard layout)

    Any examples?

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