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

Erkki I Kolehmainen eik at
Mon Jun 1 12:07:24 CDT 2015

Please note that overlaid diacritics are not used in decomposition of characters in the Unicode Standard, unless they are used for the indication of negation of mathematical rules (see TUS 7.0, section 7.9 Combining Marks and 2.12 Equivalent Sequences).

Erkki I. Kolehmainen

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Lähettäjä: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at] Puolesta Janusz S. "Bien"
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Aihe: Sencoten and Unicode policy (was: the usage of LATIN SMALL LETTER A WITH STROKE)

On Mon, Jun 01 2015 at  3:29 CEST, prosfilaes at writes:
> On Sun, May 31, 2015 at 11:09 AM Janusz S. Bien <jsbien at>
> wrote:
>     The proposal makes me curious about past and present Unicode
>     policy,
>     e.g. would it be accepted if submitted now. 
> Why wouldn't it? Unicode has, if anything, seemed to become more 
> flexible about adding characters that seeing any sort of use.

On Sun, May 31 2015 at 18:20 CEST, frederic.grosshans at writes:


> The upper case was introduces for Sencoten, and the proposal is here 

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

Is this true?

On the other hand, according to Wikipedia

in 2014 there was "about 5" native speakers of the language.

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bien -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra Lingwistyki Formalnej) Prof. Janusz S. Bien - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department) jsbien at, jsbien at,

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