ELL: Fonts

Eric Brunner-Williams in Portland Maine brunner at NIC-NAA.NET
Sun Sep 23 08:29:20 UTC 2001


I suspect that the "similar character in Unicode 3.0" that Chuck refered to
is in the Latin extended-B code page (U+0180 - U+022F), and is U+018C LATIN

Your note raises some points:

> The question is, is The character Hualapai use a unique character? Or is it a
> glyph variation?

There are more than one code points allocated for the character "A", e.g.,
code point U+0041, U+0391, U+0410.

>                                                           If the glyph is a
> base latin character with diacritic that does not have an existing composed
> form in unicode, they will also not encode it. Such charcters should be
> rendered using combining diacritics.

Earlier in Unicode's history than the present moment, this was not the rule,
e.g., code points U+00C0, U+00C1, U+00C2, U+00C3, U+00C4, U+00C5.

Unicode is a product of its creators and their history. It has warts and
inconsistencies. It also has the occasional error.

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