Re: Middle stroke of U+042D

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 23:41:42 CDT

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    António Martins-Tuválkin <antonio at tuvalkin dot web dot pt> wrote:

    >> computer programmer native to two Cyrillic spelt languages --
    >> Russian and Chuvash --, was hard pressed to believe that "round e"
    >> can have these two shapes at all!)
    > I here meant that she never "noticed" that it's sometimes straight and
    > others swung. Just like most users of "J" fail to notice it sometimes
    > has a descender and others not or that italic "a" or "Q" are typically
    > different from their roman counterparts et c....

    Most people are not typographers or typography experts. Most, in fact,
    are not the slightest bit interested in typography issues. It's amazing
    how many people react with amazement when it is pointed out that
    lower-case 'a' and 'g' have two distinct standard forms.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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