N'Ko - which character? 02BC vs. 2019

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Feb 2 12:36:58 CST 2015

On 31 Jan 2015, at 22:04, Markus Scherer <markus.icu at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Unicoders, which is the proper second character in "N'Ko"?
> See below for details.

U+2019. It is not a letter in N’Ko. Moreover, the reference fonts for N’Ko didn’t even have U+02BC.

For N’Ko, this is not arguable.

I would like to point out (perhaps again) that in my Hawaiian, Samoan, and Tongan, editions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and in the forthcoming Hawaiian Hobbit, U+02BB has been drawn 133% taller, but of the same width, as U+2018. I believe this really must be considered good practice. In these novels, with “quotation marks ‘and nested quotation marks’,” making this distinction is really rather essential. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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