> The character used for a field delimiter on one system, ǂ, is the
> alveolar click letter used in print in Khoesan languages, supported in
> ISO 6438 and therefore, by extension, in UNIMARC.
> Other systems use ‡ as the field delimiter.
>>Was this intentional? U+01C2 and U+2021 could be easily confused if the font is lame enough.
The guidance within MARC21 is iffy on how it would be graphically represented; all that it requires is that the control character 1F be, I think, the underlying data store for the delimiter character. So there's no intentionality to be ascribed, it just happens to hinder the use of characters that are semantically encoded as letters for certain languages. Putting the font question aside, if it can be understood that there's an opportunity now for this to get fixed in the design of a new framework, we could be on the right track going forward.