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FW: FW: 1824/1826 Isolate

From: Greg Eck <greck@postone.net>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2015 07:55:46 +0000
To: "public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org" <public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org>
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Here is a comment from Erdenechimeg.
Please note that she mentions words as Siqin references – single vowel words – examples include both initial and isolate words.
The isolated forms are not at all common – in fact the most common use is probably for presentation of the character set in teaching books!
Although the isolated forms of (О,У) and (Ө,Ү) letters are the same, I think I prefer them to be presented as 4 different shapes on the display and on the keyboard. However, for people, particularly children, who are learning the language, I think it could be useful to have the variant selectors switch the presentation forms that are true isolated forms to initial form and those that are actually initial form to isolated form, in particular to generate the form of  (Ү)  that is actually a word. See the attached picture, where the 0, 1 and 2 down the side represent the variant selector applied. The following are then actual words:

-        the letter (О) with no variant selector (toothpaste)

-        the letter (Ө) with no variant selector (defect)

-        the letter (Ү) with variant selector 1 (wart)
I cannot think of any word with the isolated form of (У), but there may be one.
For (Ү) I use variant selector 2 to obtain the isolated form of the letter (not a word).

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