RE: Level of Unicode support required for various languages

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Wed Oct 24 2007 - 16:57:58 CDT

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    Andrew West wrote:
    > Nearly all. If you remember a couple of years back Hong Kong wanted
    > precomposed letters added for E/e-circumflex plus macron/caron, which
    > are pinyin alternatives for i and i, but that was a non-starter, so
    > even for something as simple as pinyin you would need to support
    > combining characters (<00CA 0304>, <00CA 030C>, <00EA 0304> and <00EA
    > 030C>).

    Hmmm... Some confusion here: a "macron" <U+0304> (horizontal stroke above)
    is NOT a caron <U+30C>, and your ***turned down**** "circumflex" is in fact
    IS the "caron" <U+30C>... The normal "circumflex" is another one <U+0302>
    and it occurs in many precomposed letters.

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