Re: Orthography of palatalized consonants
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 18, 2005, 17:21|
On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 05:09:14PM +0100, Carsten Becker wrote:
> OpenOffice says: Gentium has it on U+E900. But since U+E900
> is already far into the "area for private use", you won't
> find it in all fonts.
"Private Use" means "don't ever use these characters for anything unless
you know who you're talking to and have made an agreement beforehand as
to what they mean." I dunno what "Gentium" is, but if it includes a
particular character in that space, I wouldn't expect to find it in
the same place anywhere else.
There is a more or less standard assignment into this space for various
conlang scripts; cee http://www.evertype.com/standards/csur. But
U+E900 isn't assigned there either.
The dotless i is only in Unicode because it occurs as a letter in
Turkish; removal of the dot when rendering diacritics over an i or j is
supposed to be wholly outside the scope of Unicode itself, left up to
the implementation, which is supposed to know to do that when it sees i
or j followed by a combining character in the range of combining classes
that overlap the dot.