From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 28 2004 - 13:32:59 CST
At 11:36 -0700 2004-09-28, Joe Becker \(Unicode\) wrote:
>U+04A6/U+04A7 *is* the Abkhazian character, this has been stated
>since Unicode 1.0.
I'm not going to stipulate that those giant hooks ARE descenders. We
have seen examples where hook and descender are distinct.
>The glyph form of these hooks/descenders has always shown great
>variability as Peter says. In Soviet-era books available when this
>was first encoded, Cyrillic extensions were often handwritten in,
>and handwritten forms do not necessarily reflect typography. And
>the typographical preference may have changed since then, it will be
>interesting to see what recent samples folks can come up with.
I will look into the Abkhaz data I have in due course.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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