From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 20:07:40 EST
At 16:56 -0800 2004-02-17, Peter Kirk wrote:
>Unicode started with a small and apparently closed set of
>superscript Latin letters. This set has now grown to include all or
>almost all of the basic Latin alphabet, as well as a good number of
>capital letters, Greek letters and non-basic Latin letters, many of
>them in the Phonetic Extensions block. The way in which these have
>been added piecemeal means that they are non-contiguous and
There's no fixing that now. Deal with it.
>My point in intervening on this topic is to suggest that more
>forethought is given to subscript letters, by allocating a
>contiguous block into which they can all be fitted so that they can
>all be used without having to be justified individually.
But we don't do that.
>Alternatively, let's leave all subscripting to markup.
Not this kind of subscripting, and we already have subscript characters.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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