This is not strictly a Unicode question because Unicode doesn't deal
with glyph designs but an issue regarding font design, aesthetics and
(maybe) regional differences:
There are a bunch of Roman letters that are designed either with a
cedilla or a comma below, like:
* 0122 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER G CEDILLA
* 0123 LATIN SMALL LETTER G CEDILLA
* 0136 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER K CEDILLA
* 0137 LATIN SMALL LETTER K CEDILLA
* 013B LATIN CAPITAL LETTER L CEDILLA
* 013C LATIN SMALL LETTER L CEDILLA
* 0145 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER N CEDILLA
* 0146 LATIN SMALL LETTER N CEDILLA
* 0156 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER R CEDILLA
* 0157 LATIN SMALL LETTER R CEDILLA
(The PostScript names for those however are Gcommaaccent, gcommaaccent
etc. according to Adobe.)
My questions are:
1. Are the designs "G with a cedilla" and "G with a comma below"
interchangeable in all countries these characters are used?
2. Is it up to the font designer to decide which design to use based on
aesthetics or are there some countries where one form is preferred and
others where the other is commonly used?
3. Or is a font designer supposed to supply two glyph variants (one in
the Latin Extended A area, one maybe in the private use area)?
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