Re: Character identities

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Wed Oct 23 2002 - 18:49:56 EDT

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    David Starner wrote:
    > First, is it compliant with Unicode for an Antiqua font to use an s
    > glyph for ſ (U+017F)? It makes switching between Antiqua and Fraktur
    > fonts possible, and it is arguably the glyph given to the middle s in
    > modern Antiqua fonts.
    > Likewise, ä is printed as a with e above in old texts.* Would it be
    > acceptable to make a font with a a^e glyph for ä? It's not even changing
    > the meaning of the character in any way.

    In my opinion, this is all reasonable and should be allowed.
    Viel Erfolg!

    > As a third case, I looked briefly at information and advocacy of the
    > duodecimal system. Chi and epsilon have been used as glyphs for 10 and ...

    I assume that the answer will be that these things are just alternate uses of existing characters.


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