Re: Pre-1923 characters?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat Jan 03 2004 - 13:21:35 EST

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    At 09:03 -0800 2004-01-03, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >In fact it should be considered a variant of g.

    Or q.

    >The representative glyph for this character seems to be good.

    It is. We went to a lot of trouble getting it that way too.

    >But, given that the name is so misleading but cannot be changed, it
    >is good that there is a note "= gha" in the Unicode character charts.
    >But in the light of naming errors like this one implementers should
    >be advised not to use character names, because they are not reliably

    I wouldn't say that. It would better to advise them, as we do, that
    they cannot rely on the names being perfect. That's different from
    not using them at all.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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