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Eng (was: Name mangling)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Thursday, March 10, 2005, 6:52
On Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 07:07 , Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Joe suggested eng, but, AFAIK, it doesn't have an uppercase form, and it' > s > riskier in electronic form than is ñ.
Eng certainly has an upper case form. It's like the ordinary upper case N with the 'eng tail'. Eng is actually used in some natlang orthographies. But you're sure right that it's riskier in electronic form than Ñ and ñ. Upper case eng is supposed to be Unicode Hex U+014A, namely Ŋ But my mailer displays it as a sort of lower case _h_, which is quite wrong, and so do most of the many, many fonts on my machine; only Cardo and Zapfino display it correctly. So if you want to see what the symbol really looks like, read my mail in Cardo or Zapfino :) Personally, I find this state of affairs both frustrating and inexcusable. Ray =============================================== =============================================== Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]


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