Contrastive use of kratka and breve

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Wed Jul 2 17:43:34 CDT 2014

On Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:08:42 -0700
Leo Broukhis <leob at> wrote:

> The difference is real and intentional, but isn't it akin to the
> difference between (IIRC a discussion several years ago) the
> Polish/Czech acute and the French acute - the former is more
> vertical?

Not really.  Look at the third entry at , where
the two occur side-by-side.  Unification should depend on their being
contextual variants or one another, and difficult in laying down rules
is the justification for U+017F LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S being a
separate character.


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