From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Oct 23 2004 - 08:32:47 CST
At 22:49 +0500 2004-10-22, Peter Kirk wrote:
>All of the examples of Egyptological ayin given in this PDF are in
>italic text. Thus the reference glyph which Michael has given is in
>fact based on an italic form.
I am aware of that.
>Now this italic form looks very like an italic (i.e. basically
>slanted) form of U+02BD MODIFIER LETTER REVERSED COMMA. So, would an
>Egyptological ayin in non-italic text look just like a reversed
It would not.
>This is part of the history of these characters which needs to be
>investigated. Did the typesetters in fact start by taking an italic
>version of the Greek rough breathing character and reuse it for
Something like that. Please be patient.
>This point of course does not deal with the casing issue.
Gardiner cases them; therefore we shall want casing pairs.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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