RE: Dotted u and ü

Hi Andrew,

Yes, I believe both Badral and Siqin have testified to this occurrence also. Good to see it further substantiated. It will be on the font comparator site soon. I have it catalogued on the DS01 also.
Thanks for the input,
PS The U+1826 counterpart is also catalogued.

From: Andrew West []
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2015 6:26 PM
Subject: Dotted u and ü

Dear experts,

A friend of mine at the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts in St Petersburg is working on a catalogue of materials brought back from Beijing in 1926 by B. Ya. Vladimirtsov.  He is having difficulty representing some of the Mongolian text in Unicode, in particular most books published by the publishing house 蒙文書社 (mongγol bičig-ün qoriy-a) use a dotted form of the letters u and ü when acting as a genitive particle.  This dotted u/ü can also be found in some earlier printed books as well.  I attach a table from his catalogue showing the word man-u ᠮᠠᠨ ᠤ and egünü ᠡᠭᠦᠨᠦ with dotted u and ü, and some more exampes from 蒙漢合璧無方元音 published in 1917.


Is anyone familiar with this usage?  How can the dotted u and ü be represented in Unicode?  My apologies if this has already been discussed on this list, but with so many emails I may have missed the relevant posts.

Best Regards,


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