FUPA proposal

Johanna Laakso johanna.laakso at univie.ac.at
Mon Feb 18 16:21:29 UTC 2002

Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> Jouni,
> >Have you considered the possibility that somebody might use, in
> >the same text, the "latin small letter ezh" for voiced affricates and the
> >"latin letter small capital d" + "latin letter small capital z"
> >combination for their semi-voiced, or media, counterparts? From a certain
> >point of view, this means that the "latin letter small capital d + z
> >combination" should be encoded as a separate character (just as Klaas has
> >pointed out that there should be a separate Unicode character "SS" for
> >writing German). - I hope I put it comprehensively enough.
> Nice question.
> In the UCS, LATIN SMALL LETTER EZH is coded at U+0292 (for the IPA
> voiced postalveolar fricative). Now while it is true that LATIN SMALL
> LETTER DZ DIGRAPH is coded at U+02A3 (for the IPA voiced dental
> affricate), IPA no longer recommends the use of this digraph,
> preferring instead just LATIN SMALL LETTER D (U+0064) and LATIN SMALL
> LETTER Z (U+007A).
> So.... unless you can show a distinction in transcription between
> "latin small capital dz digraph" in another, I'd recommend stringing
> them together and not creating a new character.
> The situation with "SS" being a capital form of "ß" is different, as
> the reason it would be a good idea is to allow reversible casing
> operations. Such is not a requirement in FUPA.
> --
> Michael Everson *** Everson Typography *** http://www.evertype.com
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