Uppercase kra?

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Jason Pagura's picture
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Uppercase kra?
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The kra has only a lowercase form in old Greenlandic, and is deprecated in modern Greenlandic in favor of the q, but, if the kra had an uppercase form, what would it look like, and how would it be distinguished from the K?

Brian Jongseong Park's picture
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The uppercase is K’ (K + U+02BC modifier letter apostrophe).

Take a look at this SIL page and this PDF file.

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Tahnk you for pointing it out. I don't know why I missed it before

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 According to Everson, the uppercase Kra is Kʻ (K + U+02BB modifier letter turned comma). There's some discussion of the topic here.

—Joel

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This pdf file proposes something looking like K aprostrophe for LATIN CAPITAL LETTER KRA.

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Here is another pdf document backing the 004B 02BC, LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K followed by MODIFIER LETTER APOSTROPHE, position with the following comment: "The mapping for the LATIN CAPITAL LETTER KRA is an additional mapping identified by INCITS/L2 after discussion with an expert on Greenlandic."

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Joined: 15 Mar 2006 - 12:53pm
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Interesting that in that pdf file, Everson has a proposed LATIN CAPITAL LETTER KRA glyph that looks like K’, not Kʻ as in his other pdf file.

This is an encoding issue, as I see it. An argument can be made for treating the uppercase Kra as a single glyph with its own code value, as the pdf proposes. Even if it means double-encoding as either a single glyph or as a combination of glyphs. I'll let the unicode experts decide.