Linearized tilde?

Philippe Verdy via Unicode unicode at
Fri Dec 29 20:54:19 CST 2017

Isn't it a rounded variant of Latin letter n ? Then it could exist also in
uppercase form (like "n" and "N")

It could also be used as a spacing version of the combining tilde
diacritic, to be written after the letter instead of being combined above
it (so "el Niño" would we written with it as "el Nin<LATIN SMALL TILDE
LETTER>o" (without using the encoded tilde symbol in the ugly "el Nin~o",
but with a normal letter), or capitalized as "EL NIN<LATIN CAPITAL TILDE
LETTER>O" (instead of the ugly "EL NIN~O").

I don't think that "LINEARIZED TILDE" is the correct name. I think it's
better named LATIN TILDE LETTER, to be sorted between LATIN LETTER N and
LATIN LETTER O (unlike the ASCII tile symbol which sorts with other symbols
after spacing whitespaces but before all digits and letters)

2017-12-30 2:08 GMT+01:00 David Starner via Unicode <unicode at>:

> says "The 1982
> revision of the alphabet was made by Michael Mann and David Dalby, who had
> attended the Niamey conference. It has 60 letters; some are quite different
> from the 1978 version." and offers the linearized tilde, a tilde squeezed
> into the space and location of the normal lowercase 'x' or 'o'. (See
> letter_Linearized_tilde_(Mann-Dalby_form).svg )The German WP article
> specifically says "Der Buchstabe ist in keine aktuelle Orthografie
> <> übernommen und ist auch nicht
> in Unicode <> enthalten (Stand 2013,
> Unicode Version 6.3)." "The letter is not included in any current
> spelling and is not included in Unicode." Should it be?
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