Re: EA width, Latin punctuation and fonts

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Dec 10 1999 - 16:28:30 EST


> PC>>A. There is a vertically-centered "fat period" used in (at
> >>least some) Chinese documents, and we've been asked to
> include
> >>this as well. I'm not at all sure what the function of this
> >>punctuation is, but I'm assuming that some of you that work
> >>with Chinese must know what I'm referring to.
> MC>It is used as a separator between names and surnames of
> foreign people transliterated in ideographs (or in katakana, in
> Japan).
> I think I also have seen it used as a separator for the single
> words in transliterated foreign place names.
> Thanks for the info, Marco. Now, can anybody tell me what the
> preferred encoding of this thing is?



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