From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 15:05:12 EST
At 11:24 -0800 2004-02-17, Peter Kirk wrote:
>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.
They are not mathematical formulae. It is a kind of linguistic
(though not phonetic) notation. Other encoded subscripts are already
in use for the laryngeals, which is why this has been proposed.
>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.
There is no evidence that mathematicians have such a requirement.
>If such a proposal is considered unacceptable because it goes beyond
>what is plain text, then so should this proposal be.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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