From: André Szabolcs Szelp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 27 2008 - 02:26:00 CST
why not simply use
U+0337 COMBINING SHORT SOLIDUS OVERLAY
U+0338 COMBINING LONG SOLIDUS OVERLAY
I thought we'd encode composable characters only, if they are part of a
The slashed S was also used in Latvian, not only in Sorbian, but it's
actually a slashed LONG S, afaik.
2008/10/27 Karl Pentzlin <email@example.com>
> Hello everybody,
> I am working on a proposal to encode letters which occur in 19th century
> Latvian and early 20th century Lower Sorbian orthography.
> These are the slashed versions of G/g, K/k, N/n, R/r, and S/s.
> All of these occur in 19th century Latvian; the slashed S/s occurs in
> early 20th century Lower Sorbian.
> You find the draft of my proposal (entitled: "Proposal to encode 10 Latin
> letters with diagonal stroke") at:
> To complete this proposal, I need any scans or digital photographs
> from text containing the proposed letters, with the bibliographical
> information regarding these texts.
> (Especially, I hope to get more appropriate examples of 19th century
> Latvian orthography as the fig. 2 contained in the 2008-10-26 draft
> of my proposal.)
> I would appreciate any such texts or any other comments regarding my
> proposal, especially if I could get them in time to finish my proposal
> this week (last week of October 2008), in time to the next UTC meeting.
> You can mail me privately to (in English or German):
> karl-pentzlin (at) europatastatur (dot) de.
> Many thanks in advance for any help.
> Best wishes
> Karl Pentzlin
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