Subject: Re: Reviews for lisp implementations
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/20
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Arthur Lemmens <>
| Not that any of this has much to do with Lisp, but:
| - U+00FF (LATIN SMALL LETTER Y DIAERESIS) is described in the Unicode
|   standard as being French, not Dutch.

  I said _from_ Dutch "ij".  it's an _imported_ character.  it is used in a
  bunch of names in Belgia that historically had "ij" in their name.

|   It also casts some doubt on Erik's explanation that it's "ij" written
|   together.

  it does?  so the fact that æ is a Danish and Norwegian letter casts doubt
  on its history of being imported from Latin as its a+e ligature, too?
  appreciate that the history of writing systems is not a couple years old.

| - The Unicode version of Dutch 'ij', which _is_ "ij" written together
|   and is probably what Erik had in mind, is U+0133.

  I probably had in mind what I wrote.  so do other people.  please assume
  this next time you feel an overpowering urge to tell people what they