RE: Qamats Qatan (was Majority of community important, inclusion not forcing people to do anything)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 08:20:16 CDT

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    At 10:14 +0200 2004-05-15, Jony Rosenne wrote:

    >Having Qamats Qatan as a regular Unicode character will have an
    >effect on the majority of users who do not know or care for the

    No greater than they effect that the QAMATS QATAN has on them when
    they make use of one of Shlomo Tal's 1976 Seder, or Jeffrey Shiovitz'
    2001 B'kol Echad.

    >If anything, it should be some kind of glyph variant.

    It's not a glyph variant. It's a rarely-used character, attested in
    modern texts, which has its own name and shape, and which has a
    different reading from QAMATS.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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