RE: Digits (Was: What a difference a glyph makes...)

Date: Thu Jul 27 2000 - 14:34:00 EDT

>2) Has Unicode code-points for bold, italic, etc.?


>Sometimes that is important to the meaning
>of a text.

So is language (what does "chat" mean?). Colour, point size, typeface,
layout on the page - lots of things can be important to the meaning of a
text that are not encoded in Unicode. The line gets drawn somewhere, and
there's a very strong consensus that Unicode is right in not having
abstract characters to denote things like bold and italic.

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
Tel: +1 972 708 7485
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