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Re: Klingon orthography

ghunchu'wI' (

On Jun 24, 2009, at 4:51 AM, Michael Everson wrote:

> You can't "delete" case equivalences from the Standard.

But one is not required to convert "case-equivalent" letters to be  
indistinguishable.  Unicode does have "q" and "Q" as separate  
letters, after all.

Your entire thesis seems to be based on losing information if you  
choose to modify the case of letters.  So?  If I chose to replace all  
"o" characters with "e" characters, that would lose information as  
well.  The proper response to both "problems" is simple: choose not  
to do it.

Throwing out a quarter century of printed text and replacing it with  
a bunch of Greek [sic] that nobody has on their keyboard is an  
overreaction to something that is only an issue if you make it one.   
Unless you can give a better reason to make it an issue than "you  
lose information if you apply a case change", I'm done with it.

-- ghunchu'wI'

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