Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?

James Kass jameskasskrv at
Wed Mar 22 15:26:31 CDT 2017

Michael Everson wrote,

> The old EW and OI and the new EW and OI are
> clearly *different* letters.

"Different" versus "variant"?

Michael's analysis seems correct.  If Deseret was not already in the
Standard, a new proposal for its encoding including eight characters
covering the two dipthongs would not be amiss, would it?  An
alternative would be to use the ZWJ mechanism to indicate a preference
for the desired letters.

My opinion that variation selectors would be the right approach was
based upon concerns about existing data getting "broken".  But, if
there isn't any existing data...

Best regards,

James Kass

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