0027, 02BC, 2019, or a new character?

James Kass via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Jan 22 18:55:45 CST 2018

Phake Nick wrote,

> ... and it is not possible for e.g. a regular American
> user using Windows to simply type them out, at least not
> without prior knowledge about these umlauts.

Regular American users simply don't type umlauts, period.  Eccentric
American users needing umlauts, such as foreign language students or
heavy metal enthusiasts, generally find an easy way.  Practically
everybody knows how to search the web.

Earlier in this thread, Shriramana Sharma wrote,

> Rejecting the digraph method (which is probably the
> simplest) doesn't have much meaning because they have
> different sounds in different languages all the time
> like ch in English and German.

Any Kazakh/Qazaq student ambitious enough to study a foreign language
such as English is already sophisticated enough to easily distinguish
differing digraph values between the two languages.  English speakers
face distinctions such as the difference between the "ch" in "chigger"
versus "chiffon" daily without any apparent danger of confusion.  With
so much push-back, along with technical objections, hopefully the
government will reconsider the apostrophe situation and go with
digraphs or diacritics.

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