Re: U+04AB

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Nov 27 2002 - 13:34:46 EST

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    At 13:32 +0000 2002-11-27, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:
    >I lived in Chuvashia for 18 months and I can guarantee that the usual
    >glyph for U+04AB uses a typical latin-like cedilla -- quite like the
    >hook present in U+04C4, U+04C8, U+04A7 and (especially) U+0499

    None of those are even remotely cedillic.

    > -- and not the ogonek-like hook used (f.i.) by Arial Unicode MS.

    Implementations like that will have been based on Unicode 2.0. (Now
    let's all chant together "the glyphs are informative".)

    >Actually, they use typically rather an U+00E7 (latin c-cedilla), both
    >in modern computer set texts (swapping codepages to and fro Latin1)
    >and in older media, back to lead typography.

    I have seen otherwise, though I have seen cedillas as well.

    >(And this reminds me of
    >something quite interesting about cyrillic breves -- stay tuned! :-)

    They are usually the curly things as on SHORT I.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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