Timotheus Partridge scripsit:
> I'm surprised Unicode doesn't have a separate code point
> for this considering its obsession with U+2126 micro sign, U+00B5 ohm sign,
> U+2135 alef symbol (Hebrew, not Greek) etc. Perhaps it's because the others
> are designators / constants rather than variables.
Er, that's U+00B5 MICRO SIGN and U+2126 MICRO SIGN. They are in there for
ISO-8859-1 and KSC compatibility respectively.
U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL and its immediate successors are not just compatibility
characters, though: they have neutral rather than strong directionality.
If U+05D0 HEBREW LETTER ALEF were used, any subscript would wind up on
the left (following) side, rather than the right side where it belongs.
-- John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org e'osai ko sarji la lojban.
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