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Re: Ogoneking the Consonants

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2000, 13:26
John Cowan wrote:

>Kristian Jensen wrote: >> Are there any natlang orthographies that use the ogonek >> diacritic with consonants? > >No such precomposed characters are encoded in Unicode 3.0 >(which is not quite the same thing, but at least means that >no language hitherto used *on computers* has needed any >consonant+ogonek combinations).
Yeah, I figured that out myself. But I was thinking that there are probably some orthographies out there of little known languages that has used ogoneks with consonants. I have seen orthographies of some Amerindian languages with some unusual combinations for diacritics -- combinations that are not encoded in Unicode as precomposed characters.
>Unicode does, of course, have the productive COMBINING >OGONEK character which allows ogonek to be attached to >any base character, including non-Latin ones. >How good this will look depends on your font.
For my purposes, it looks great on Thryomanes!
>> BTW, how do you represent the ogonek in ASCII? > >A fine question.
What about using the comma <,>? E.g., <a,>, <e,>, <i,>, <o,>, <u,>. I'm just guessing of course. Don't we have a resident Polish person who can answer this question? -kristian- 8)