Re: Lakota (was Re: OT: Devanagari question)

From: James E. Agenbroad (
Date: Wed Nov 15 2000 - 09:34:44 EST

On Tue, 14 Nov 2000, Rick McGowan wrote:

> wrote:
> > Unfortunately, there's no corresponding LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N WITH LONG
> > RIGHT LEG, which Lakota needs.
> To my knowledge, the discussion in September between John Cowan and Curtis
> Clark didn't terminate with any actual proposal, and I'm not clear on
> whether the above assertion is a fact. I'm not saying I know anything
> about this field either. Does Lakota REALLY need a letter that isn't in
> Unicode?
> Are you in a position to provide documents and evidence, and/or make a
> definite proposal for adding this character? It would be a good thing
> to add, if it's really needed.
> Rick
                                         Wednesdy, November 15, 2000
Page 311 under "Dakota (Sioux)" in Van Ostermann's Manual of foreign
languages (full citation in Unicode 3.0 on page 1008) shows both captial
and small N with long right leg curving to the left. They both are
also under Sioux on page 253 of Giliarevskii's Languages identification
guide (full citation in 3.0 at page 1005). To me they look like U+014A
and U+014B (called 'eng'). Am I missing something?

          Jim Agenbroad ( )
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