From: D. Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 20:24:06 EST
"Peter Constable" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > TH WITH STRIKETHROUGH
> > ITALIC TH LIGATED BY HOOK
> > PLAIN TH LIGATED BY CROSSBAR
> > three separate glyphic representations of the same character
> > LEXICOGRAPHIC VOICED TH
> No; three separate character representations of the same orthographic
Why are they seperate characters? They are seperate glyphs, but that
doesn't make them seperate characters. They're all ligated th's used
for the same purpose, with more glyphic similarity than many of the
other glyphs unifed in the Unicode standard.
> Me thinks the editorial staff of a given dictionary publisher that needs
> to maintain it's conventions across different editions will certainly
> say "yes".
Does said editorial staff also need serif versions of all the Latin characters
encoded so that the convention of using a serif font for the dictionary
is also maintained? If they reset the text in a gaelic font, or even in
a san-serif font for a compressed pocket edition, would the differences
between the characters make any difference? I seriously doubt it.
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