Re: U+0140

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Apr 19 2004 - 20:47:31 EDT

  • Next message: Doug Ewell: "Re: Downloading UCD 4.0.0"

    Peter Constable wrote:

    >>And if... someone finds a well documented script
    >>in which a true middle dot and an x-height dot are used contrastively,
    > That would be a somewhat surprising and not-to-be-recommended design for
    > a writing system. Not to be completely ruled out, though. But we can
    > probably wait to cross that encoding bridge when we come to it.

    We already have conrasted use of a baseline dot (period or full stop) and a mid-dot (word
    separator or stylistic hyphen), so why would you be surprised by contrasted use of mid-dot
    and x-height dot? Vertical alignment is clearly sometimes a semantic feature. I've seen
    plenty of business cards in which the mid-dot is used as a stylistic division between
    parts of a telephone number instead of spaces, periods or hyphens. I don't like the style,
    but people do it. Presumably some Greek people do it also, in which case they are
    contrasting the mid-dot and the ano teleia.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
    I often play against man, God says, but it is he who wants
       to lose, the idiot, and it is I who want him to win.
    And I succeed sometimes
    In making him win.
                  - Charles Peguy

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Mon Apr 19 2004 - 21:29:26 EDT