From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 14:24:34 EST
On 17/02/2004 10:15, Michael Everson wrote:
> A new contribution:
> Proposal to encode five Indo-Europeanist phonetic characters in the UCS
> Deborah Anderson & Michael Everson
These subscript letters and subscript '/' really don't look like plain
text to me. The examples quoted, e.g.
*hxC(V)- ~ *shxC(V)- [the x's to be subscripted]
are more like mathematical formulae than text. While I can see argument
for encoding such things as plain text, the argument would apply just as
strongly to use of subscripts in mathematical formulae.
I would suggest that consideration is given to an extension of the
Unicode Mathematical Alphanumeric Symbols block to include a full range
of subscript letters etc, and that such letters be used for applications
such as this one. If such a proposal is considered unacceptable because
it goes beyond what is plain text, then so should this proposal be.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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