ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2 N1547
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It is proposed to add LATIN CAPITAL LETTER HWAIR and LATIN CAPITAL LETTER WYNN to ISO/IEC 10646, and to add an informative note in parentheses after the two existing characters:
0195 LATIN SMALL LETTER HV (small letter hwair)
In this table, WYNN is given in the original font I made in 1995, and in two fonts used by Old and Middle English scholars, which are available on the Internet.
These characters have a superficially similar appearance, but YOGH has a wider range of permissible glyph variants, and is historically derived from a form of the lower-case letter g. YOGH is used in medieval English texts. YOGH refers to a number of velar or velar-related sounds (/gh/, /j/, /w/, /x/). EZH is a character used in the International Phonetic Alphabet, and is used in transcriptions of languages such as Georgian and Armenian. EZH is historically derived from the letter z, and has no glyph variants; it must always be drawn with a sharp Z-like angle at the top. EZH refers to palatal and apical sounds like /zh/ or /dz/. YOGH and EZH are different characters. In modern Skolt Sámi orthography, EZH is used for /dz/ and EZH WITH CARON is used for /dzh/. YOGH is never found to take diacritics.
In this table, YOGH is given in the original font I made in 1995, and in a font used by Old and Middle English scholars, which is available on the Internet.