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Re: Those darn curly subscripts (was: More orthographic miscellanea)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, September 13, 2004, 9:52
Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:

> But it would surely have been very strange to have two diacritics which > look so similar and not treat them the same way. Romanian has no |ç| > (c-cedilla), so putting a comma below |s| and |t| is quite consistent. But > have a cedilla beneath |c| and a comma beneath |s| would be a tad odd. > Even if the Turks had done this, all but the pedantic would surely have > actually written the things the same way.
In practice, the Turks do not seem to much care exactly how their diacritics are realized; I saw considerable variation in the week I was there. Some texts even realized all diacritics, except the dot above the dotted i, as either a macron-above or macron-below. Andreas