VS: Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?
Erkki I Kolehmainen
eik at iki.fi
Sun Mar 26 04:07:15 CDT 2017
I tend to agree with Martin, Philippe and others in questioning the disunification.
Erkki I. Kolehmainen
Lähettäjä: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at unicode.org] Puolesta Martin J. Dürst
Lähetetty: 26. maaliskuuta 2017 11:12
Vastaanottaja: verdy_p at wanadoo.fr; David Starner
Kopio: Michael Everson; unicode Unicode Discussion
Aihe: Re: Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?
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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