Re: Tildes on vowels

From: William Overington (
Date: Wed Aug 14 2002 - 06:26:44 EDT

James Kass wrote as follows.

> Indeed, a program designed to display actual superscripts based on
the notational form would work pretty much the same regardless
of whether standard or non-standard characters are used, and the
editing or input screen would also look essentially identical.

Yes, yet using Private Use Area codes would not clash the meanings of the
regular Unicode characters, so maybe that is preferable.

> "Standard only amongst those end users who choose" seems to be a way of
saying "non-standard".

Almost but not quite. It is like describing someone's request for something
as "not unreasonable" rather than as "reasonable". A distinction of the use
of the English language where Boolean alternatives are not quite the case.

Thank you for your help.

William Overington

14 August 2002

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