ISO 639 - New item approved - N'Ko
everson at evertype.com
Thu Jun 8 20:43:02 CEST 2006
> > From: "Mark Davis" <mark.davis at icu-project.org>
> > I have a preference for either:
> > a) always use the generic "yellow-label" apostrophe (0027), or
But the character in question is not always an
apostrophe/quote. Sometimes it is a letter.
> > b) always use the correct mark (which may be either 2019 or 02BC, depending
> > on what the intended meaning is).
This is the right thing to do.
At 11:38 -0700 2006-06-08, Randy Presuhn wrote:
>Mine preference would be either
>a) always "flatten" to 0027 or
If we did this we should want to strip out all
non-ASCII characters, so "Côte" > "Cote" and so
on. I think that's a bad idea. There's this thing
called Unicode, you know....
>c) use exactly what was used in the source standard, and, when what the
> source standard uses is arguably incorrect, notify that standard's
> maintainer so the error can be corrected. With luck, and time, this
> would achieve the same result as "b", but with less confusion.
I think we can do better than using a grave to
approximate a letter-apostrophe. We should do
what is right. It's not all that hard.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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