[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks
eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Jul 12 17:06:16 IST 2008
On 12 Jul 2008, at 16:51, A. J. Trim wrote:
> Thanks, Christian.
> I think that, finally, you have convinced me that <ÿ> and <ë> are
> the way to
> It does appear to be the best solution under the circumstances.
> We must ensure that people know how to type them though, as clearly
> cannot be assumed.
Your final point is very cogent, and the instructions for typing
these letter-diacritic combinations would need to cover:
-- several versions of Windows,
-- several versions of MacOS, both v.X and earlier,
-- ditto Linux,
-- mobile devices, perhaps,
-- both older (ASCII) and newer (Unicode) fonts
As an informal ad-hockery for the diaresis, might we recommend <vowel
+ colon>, or could that be confused with the IP notation for a long
vowel? If that combo isn't acceptable, we should recommend something
else, I believe, rather than leave it for users to improvise.
Eddie Foirbeis Climo
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