From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 20 2002 - 00:31:54 EST
Thomas Lotze <thomas dot lotze at uni dash jena dot de> wrote:
> Why is it that while there are both uppercase and lowercase roman
> numerals in the Unicode character set (in the Number Forms range), no
> lowercase arabic numerals (old-style or text figures) are encoded? If
> they are regarded as presentation forms of the uppercase numerals (in
> the Basic Latin range), why is this not the case for their roman
Because oldstyle numerals aren't really "lowercase" in the same sense as
small letters (though some typographers think of them that way; see
). They're just glyph variants of the uniform-height "lining"
numerals, so yeah, it's a character-glyph thing.
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