Invisible letter (was Re: a character for an unknown character)

Janusz S. Bien jsbien at
Wed Dec 21 11:15:19 CST 2016

Quote/Cytat - David Corbett <corbett.dav at> (Wed 21 Dec  
2016 05:56:27 PM CET):

> Couldn’t you use U+1D52 MODIFIER LETTER SMALL O?

In our corpus COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER O sometimes occurs in its  
combining function, it seemed more elegant to use a uniform encoding.  
But you are right, in the example quoted MODIFIER LETTER SMALL O could  
be also used.



> (I changed the subject line because the invisible letter proposal is not
> relevant to the question about a lacuna character.)
>> I strongly support this. In our historical corpus of Polish
>> we have in particular words ending with 'COMBINING LATIN SMALL LETTER
>> O' (U+0366).
>> We had to precede the character with NBSP as the vase, but to preserve
>> the correct segmentation into words we had to treat NBSP as a letter.

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