Re: Glyph Stance

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 06:26:38 CDT

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    saqqara wrote:

    >Nevertheless there is a case (however strong or weak) for Unicode admitting
    >mirroring and simple rotation transformations. The phenomenon not only
    >occurs in some ancient scripts but also in modern Latin usage, most notably
    >in advertising. The fact that Old Latin already requests a glyph
    >transformation according to bidi context supports the view this is not
    >entirely inconsistent with Unicode philosophy.

    Mirroring (sometimes horizontal, sometimes vertical) occurs
    occasionally in some Tibetan texts - and where it occurs it is
    significant to the meaning of the text in a symbolic sense. (The text
    would have a different symbolic meaning if the mirrored Tibetan stack
    was not mirrored).

    - Chris

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