From: Chris Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 18 2008 - 16:20:17 CDT
Ysgrifennodd Eric Muller 2008/05/17 6:31 ᴘ.ᴍ.:
> In the particular case of U+0027, and for the UDHR, most of the uses
> should probably either U+02BC ʼ MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE or U+2019 ’
> RIGHT SINGLE QUOTATION MARK. Lorna Priest kindly sent me a list of
> languages which are known to use an apostrophe to write a glottal stop,
> but I have not had time yet to fold that in the texts.
I still don’t see any reason why the phonological value of a character
should determine its encoding. This is not the case for other
characters: a b c.... Whether ’ represents a glottal stop (Mohawk), a
centralised vowel (Mi’gmaq), part of a digraph/trigraph... t’ (Dogrib),
c’h (Breton), tth’ (Chipewyan), or an elision (English won’t), it
should always have the same encoding. In my opinion, this should be
U+2019, as one cannot expect users to recognise that ’ is one character
in one language, but a different character in a different language.
On another note, some languages, like Kwak̕wala prefer U+0027 over any
curly variety. Normalising ' to ’ in this case would be an error.
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