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'
> 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.
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" ]