[Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks

A. J. Trim ajtrim at msn.com
Sat Jul 12 20:09:01 IST 2008


Yes, I think that vowel colon will be OK, as long as it's not in square brackets.


Regards,

Andrew J. Trim




From: Eddie Climo 
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 5:06 PM
To: Standard Cornish discussion list 
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] More on bys/bes words and diacritical marks


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 
  go.
  It does appear to be the best solution under the circumstances.


  We must ensure that people know how to type them though, as clearly that 
  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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