From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 10 2004 - 00:42:30 CDT
At 09:11 PM 6/9/2004, Ernest Cline wrote:
> > [Original Message]
> > From: Michael Everson <email@example.com>
> > Practice your tongue-twisting.
> > Proposal to add Bantu phonetic click characters to the UCS
> > http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/n2790-clicks.pdf
>Why wouldn't U+1D4AC MATHEMATICAL SCRIPT CAPITAL Q
>work for the script capital Q? At the very least I feel that should
Good point. After all we don't distinguish between superscript two used for
the square or in linguistic notation, (except of course that in true
mathematical documents one would use formatting for the superscript).
The mathematical script capital Q has no formal case mapping to
mathematical script small q as case transformation would normally change
the meaning of a mathematical text. Neither does the proposed character, so
this disunification needs to have a rationale.
From the recent sets of phonetic extensions it can be seen that linguists
are almost as inventive as mathematicians in pressing into service any odd
piece of metal found in their publishers' type catalogues. Except that they
tend to focus on things that look more or less like letters, whereas it's
'anything goes' for mathematicians.
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