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Why are letters with a stroke not decomposed in Unicode?

Contrary to what the other answers have stated, the Unicode Standard does not actually care whether Ø or Ð or any other character is “fundamentally a different letter” or not, whatever that may even ...
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What IPA Symbols Are Equivalent to Each of These Middle High German Diacritics?

Most of the quoted characters do not stand for a single phoneme, they are either just a spelling convention for the sequence of the two characters or a scribal abbreviation whose reading may depend on ...
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Why are letters with a stroke not decomposed in Unicode?

For the same reason that eth (Ðð) doesn't compose into Dd + COMBINING SHORT STROKE OVERLAY. Namely, it looks like a D with a stroke through it, but it's fundamentally a different letter, and there's ...
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How to "remove diacritics" from Arabic text in unicode?

It seems to me that the issue is defining what you mean by "diacritic". You strip the under-dots from yeh, but not from beh.You strip off hamza, maddah, nukta but preserve the diacritic in ...
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What is the cuneiform glyph for peace?

One option is 𒁲 SILIM. I don't know about the Sumerian side of things, but in Akkadian it can be used as a logogram for salīmu(m) 'peace'. Here is the entry in Labat's Manuel d'épigraphie Akkadienne, ...
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What are the high and low letters in the Unicode Arabic block?

These Small High and Above/Below character are non spacing character which it will appear on top/below the character just like the diacritics (Fatha Damma Kasra etc.) mostly for Quranic Annotation ...
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Why are letters with a stroke not decomposed in Unicode?

Diaeresis was historically used in a number of letter combinations (a,e,i,o,u and sometimes y, even ι and υ) in a large number of languages, but ø / Ø are used only in Danish, Norwegian, Faroese and S....
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