Sencoten and Unicode policy (was: the usage of LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH STROKE)

David Starner prosfilaes at
Mon Jun 1 07:05:34 CDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 4:49 AM Janusz S. Bień <jsbien at> wrote:

> The document's author states:
>     Although they could be made up of Letter + overlay diacritic, it is
>     my understanding that the Unicode Consortium would prefer to create
>     unique code points for these types of letters (e.g. recent
>     acceptance of LATIN LETTER SMALL C WITH STROKE).
> Is this true?

As far as I know it's still true. Overlay diacritics don't work well, so
they're pretty much ignored in encoding new characters.

> On the other hand, according to Wikipedia
> in 2014 there was "about 5" native speakers of the language.
> It's what you get when you stock the committee who  chooses what
characters to encode with linguists. In the most general case, there is
text in that language, and someone will want to digitize it.
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