Re: Exciting new software release!

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Apr 04 2003 - 08:03:32 EST

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    William Overington scripsit:

    > How should that be set in Unicode plain text? Is it to use the letters for
    > cos from the range U+0020 to U+007E and then use U+1D466 for the y and
    > U+1D465 for the x?

    Just so.

    > I note that U+1D465 MATHEMATICAL ITALIC SMALL X in the code chart has the
    > following text accompanying the definition, following a symbol which looks
    > like a wavy equals sign with the word font within angled brackets which I
    > will not place in this email in case it upsets any email systems, so I will
    > herein use parentheses.
    > (font) 0078 x latin small letter x
    > Yet there would seem to be missing the concept that the character is an
    > italic of a serifed font.

    There are, strictly speaking (some typographer correct me please if I am
    wrong), no italic sans serif fonts, but only slanted sans serif fonts.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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