From: Markus Scherer (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 23 2002 - 18:49:56 EDT
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.
> 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.
-- Opinions expressed here may not reflect my company's positions unless otherwise noted.
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