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Re: TECH (?) question: diacritics

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, November 5, 2007, 12:22
On 11/5/07, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 11/5/07, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:
> > That was, in fact, the only reason for including *any* precomposed > > characters. The combining characters are more in the Unicode spirit. > > Is it possible to assume the converse, then? "Every precomposed > character that exists in Unicode also existed in some character set > that formed the basis for Unicode"?
> > It's just that I had never heard of letters with double acute before, > and they're not in, for example, iso-8859-2 or even Windows-1250. > Though I suppose there are more character sets than those.
But they *are* in ISO-8859-2. Hexadecimal D5 and F5 are uppercase and lowercase O with double acute, while DB and FB are the versions based on the letter U. And as I said, only O and U are present in precomposed double-acute characters. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>