Re: Fraktur Legibility (was Re: Response to Everson Phoenician)

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 13:48:31 CDT

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    At 14:01 -0400 2004-05-25, Dean Snyder wrote:

    > >Invalidating your "test" because German Fraktur of that style was not
    > >typically set in all caps, and native Germans fluent in Fraktur would
    > >have had trouble reading it.
    >So, you are saying there are glyph streams in German Fraktur that fluent,
    >native Germans would have trouble reading. Then, based on reasoning being
    >applied to Phoenician, Fraktur (or at least Fraktur capitals) should be
    >separately encoded.

    Featherless gods, man. No, I am NOT. I am saying that Goethe himself
    couldn't have read Fraktur written in all caps, because setting text
    in all caps violates the normal rules of Fraktur typography and
    typographic practice. But you should have known that had you done
    your homework.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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