Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?
Martin J. Dürst
duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Sun Mar 26 03:12:27 CDT 2017
On 2017/03/26 11:24, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Thats a good point: any disunification requires showing examples of
> contrasting uses.
Fully agreed. We haven't yet heard of any contrasting uses for the
letter shapes we are discussing.
> Now depending on individual publications, authors would
> use one character or the other according to their choice, and the encoding
> will respect it. If we need further unification for matching texts in the
> samer language across periods of time or authors, collation (UCA) can
> provide help: this is already what it does in modern German with the digram
> "ae" and the letter "ä" which are orthographic variants not distinguished
> by the language but by authors' preference.
Well, in most cases, but not e.g. for names. Goethe is not spelled Göthe.
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