support for Quechua?
kenw at sybase.com
Sat May 24 02:48:07 CEST 2008
> Just reading about strong increase in Quechua in South America
> including recent translation of Don Quixote into that language. About
> 5 M speakers if NY Herald Tribune report is to be believed.
> Do we support this script/language in IDNAbis?
It is no different than hundreds of language orthographies
that make use of the Latin script. (Quechua is not a *script* --
it is a language whose orthography uses the Latin script.)
Quechua basically uses the core Latin alphabet plus ñ (n-tilde)
and apostrophe (to mark ejectives).
So the apostrophe usage is just like the problem posed for
apostrophes in many orthographies. If you write
Quechua with U+02BC MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE, you'd be
fine for IDNAbis. If you write it with U+0027 or U+2019,
your apostrophes would be disallowed. -- Again, no different
than lots of other Latin orthographies.
and for an easier-to-read summary:
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