[sword-devel] apostrophes in locales

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 11:36:53 MST 2011

The issue has been discussed at length in other threads in recent time,
leading to very vocal and differing opinions. I don't pretend to remember
the exact outcome for fear of remembering it incorrectly. But three issue
was not cut-and-dry.

On Apr 15, 2011 1:29 PM, "David Haslam" <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:
> They'd better be, in the light of
> If not, then somone goofed.
> One example given in this page:
> # In the new Uzbek Latin alphabet adopted in 2000, the apostrophe serves
> a diacritical mark to distinguish different phonemes written with the same
> letter: it differentiates o' (corresponding to Cyrillic ў) from o, and g'
> (Cyrillic ғ) from g. This avoids the use of special characters, allowing
> Uzbek to be typed with ease in ordinary ASCII on any Latin keyboard. In
> addition, a postvocalic apostrophe in Uzbek represents the glottal stop
> phoneme derived from Arabic hamzah or ‘ayn, replacing Cyrillic ъ.
> David
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