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I happened upon this interesting page today:
The author (who is Australian) is primarily interested in Unicode and the Greek language, but this page covers the interesting topic of script mixing. Sub-topics of note:
- Kurds in the ex-USSR use Cyrillic script with the additional latin "q". However, the capital Q is usually drawn like a big lowercase q. Does it deserve its own unicode slot? (I say yes!)
- Wakhi, a central Asian language, has a mixed script of Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek letters.
- The Byzantine Greeks used to use a lot of Latin-script words in their documents, but with Greek affixes and diacritics. Eventually, the "Greek-style" of writing certain words caught on among Latin scribes!
- Certain Greek dialects use a Latin letters to represent sounds not present in standard Greek.
Cases like these could really push Unicode and type design to their respective limits.
However, the real reason I'm posting is that this is the first website I've seen with all content available in English, Greek, Latin, Esperanto, Lojban, and Klingon!!! [Yes, that fact deserves a Triple-bang.] I wonder what his target readership is.