Edward Cherlin wrote:
> At 07:44 -0800 5/12/2000, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Vladas Tumasonis <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Really we have problem for adding Lithuanian
> > > Accented Letters to Unicode.
> > > http://www.mif.vu.lt/tk4/lithacc/
> >I stand corrected: I was not aware of the extended Lithuanian characters -
> >I only knew what this document refers to as the "main alphabet". One thing
> >is unclear from these documents: are the characters of the extended
> >alphabet used as part of the Lithuanian language, or are they used to
> >indicate pronounciation?
Lithuanian Accented Letters are used for spelling of words. Such
spelling defines the exact meaning of the word (in case of
homonyms-homografs) AND pronunciation. So it is not ONLY to indicate
pronunciation like phonetic characters.
OK we shall process these letters using composite sequences.
> Accented letters are used in textbooks for schools, reference books,
> linguistic texts, and in publication of laws.
> Unfortunately the only Lithuanian keyboard layout I have access to is
> the rather feeble VOA Lithuanian keyboard in Unitype Global Writer.
> It includes a combining ogonek and the precomposed u&lc forms of five
> accented letters, but no other accents. This sort of lack is a
> serious problem, but it is not a Unicode problem.
Now we have new Lithuanian keyboard layout
(http://sun3.mif.vu.lt/cs/TK4/lithkeyb.html) with acute accent, grave
accent and tilde. We are planning to enter all accented letters using
> PS I don't know any Lithuanian, but my grandfather was from Vilnius, aka Vilna.
> Edward Cherlin
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