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Other Extensible Scripts Besides Latin

While Latin is probably the most-extended script out there, many other writing systems have been extended in the same way. Greek In the "oldest" form of the Greek alphabet (i.e. the oldest ...
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Is there a standardized graphical encoding for cuneiform?

I haven't heard about anything like that concerning cuneiform glyphs, but there's a very interesting paper, The Xixia Writing System (Bachelor of Arts Honours Thesis), 2008, by Alan Downes (...
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Where are the letters ǽ and ǣ used ( U+01E3 and U+01FD)?

This is only a partial answer : æ, ǽ, ǣ and ǣ́ may be used to write a vowel present in Old English. This vowel can be short(æ) or long(ǣ), unstressed(æ,ǣ) or stressed(ǽ,ǣ́). Some random examples: ...
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Diacritic connecting c and t

It is not a diacritic, it is a ligature. These are probably more common in older typesetting. The same thing can be done with the sequence <st> as with <ct>.
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Is there a place which cross-references letters in European languages?

If you restrict yourself to European languages using the Latin alphabet and if you ignore letters that can be graphically* decomposed into a base letter and a diacritical mark (accent, slash, cedilla, ...
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Diacritic connecting c and t

I just wanted to add a brief comment re: the name of the connecting element in question. I personally haven't seen any standardised term for it. Sometimes it is referred to as a bow or a loop (e.g. ...
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Mapping graphemes to phonemes in CMUDict

There's a paper by Jiampojamarn and Kondrak: Letter-Phoneme Alignment: An Exploration that comes with software: m2m-aligner. This can work on cmudict (but you need to reformat cmudict). I ran it ...
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Other Extensible Scripts Besides Latin

Probably every alphabetic script is extensible in principle; more interesting is the question what alphabets with extensions are in practical use. To list a few Cyrillic has been extended in the ...
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Devanagari digit variants

They are regional variants: Numerical Notation: A Comparative History, Stephen Chrisomalis (p.198, 199, 211) http://software.sil.org/downloads/r/annapurna/AnnapurnaSIL-features.pdf https://www....
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Is there a place which cross-references letters in European languages?

A comprehensive list of characters for many European languages, including minority languages, can be found at Michael Everson's website "The alphabets of Europe". You can navigate through ...
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Devanagari digit variants

I have a feeling that these are regional. I've only ever used and read the standard "Bombay" forms (I'm actually from Delhi though).
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