From: Pim Blokland (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Mar 18 2003 - 05:25:48 EST
Peter Constable schreef:
> use, though there is some potential motivation: the need to
> contrast between capitals for 00f0 and 0256 in a single
language -- I
If I may chime in, I agree on the need to distinguish letters like
these visually. It doesn't have to be in one language; any occasion
on which those two characters appear on the same page will do. There
is no need to have two different letters look identical.
However, I don't believe in creating another codepoint. It's up to
the font designers to make sure these characters are sufficiently
different to avoid confusion.
On the other hand, it has been done! There are occasions on which
new codepoints were created for characters that were basically glyph
variants. The greek letter koppa springs to mind: there are two
glyph variants for this letter, and when it turned out font
designers weren't sure how it should look, new codepoints were
introduced for the "archaic" koppa, in order to show both variants
and avoid confusion.
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