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Last modified 4 months ago

Look at status of Κʻ / ĸ for greenlandic

Reported by: mark Owned by: mark
Component: unknown Data Locale:
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From: http://www.unicode.org/review/pri334/feedback.html

Date/Time: Tue Sep 27 09:37:17 CDT 2016
Name: Gervase Markham
Report Type: Error Report (UTS #39)
Opt Subject: Unicode: Κʻ / ĸ (U+0138, *Kra*) should be classed as "historic" in xidmodifications.txt

See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1256009 . We think that
Unicode: Κʻ / ĸ (U+0138, *Kra*) should be added to the "historic" characters
defined in http://unicode.org/Public/security/latest/xidmodifications.txt.

Our research suggests this is justified:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra_(letter) says "In 1973, a spelling reform
replaced the use of kra in Greenlandic with Latin small letter q (and the
associated Latin capital letter with Q)".

This is an issue because it's a homograph for k, but is considered a Latin
letter, and so script mixing algorithms don't disallow domain names such as




Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by pedberg

Currently ĸ (U+0138, *Kra*) is in the main exemplars for "kl", is the proposal to move it to aux exemplars?

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by kent.karlsson14@…

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kra_(letter) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuttitut, kra is still used for Inuttitut/Nunatsiavummiutut.

comment:3 Changed 4 months ago by emmons

  • Owner changed from anybody to mark
  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Type changed from unknown to data
  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 32

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