From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Sep 28 2004 - 13:32:59 CST

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    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 *  *

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