On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Valeriy E. Ushakov wrote:

> I only thought about this possible misinterpretation of "letter titlo"
> after my letter was sent.  "Letter titlo" is not a letter with
> (combining) titlo above.  It's a special sort of titlo with a small
> letter underneath it and the whole thing acts like a combining mark.

Ah, I see.  Thanks for the clarification and information.

> > What is genuinely missing is IOTIFIED A.  Because LITTLE YUS and
> > IOTIFIED A fell together in Russian as /ja/, Peter eliminated the
> > latter and adopted a modified form of LITTLE YUS, now CYRILLIC
> But aren't IOTIFIED A and YA just glyph variants (with LITTLE YUS
> lacking a parallel glyph in Peter's civil alphabet, merging with YA
> instead).

Historically YA is a glyph variant of LITTLE YUS, not of IOTIFIED A,
I am told.  So given that we have already encoded YA and LITTLE YUS
(unavoidable, really, considering how different they look), IOTIFIED
A has no representation.

John Cowan                                   [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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        --Douglas Hofstadter

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