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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 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. -Marcos