Re: Character classification and casing and locales

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Mon Dec 02 1996 - 15:07:44 EST

A while ago Michael Everson wrote...

> in all caps and a large SHARP S had been designed in the type face to
> harmonize with all the other capital letters. In other words, a CAPITAL
> SHARP S exists already in the real world anyway. Adding this character

Wait a minute... OK, so let's say that some fonts have this thing. How does
it differ from any other fancy ligature that happens to be designed into some
font? E.g., check out the Tiro Typeworks "AENEAS" typeface at for a great example of upper-case ligatures.

I don't think that decreeing the existence of an upper-case sharp-s will solve
anything; it'll only add to the confusion.


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