Re: double hyphen

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Mon Mar 07 2005 - 10:24:27 CST

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    Jukka K. Korpela wrote:

    > When the normative version of a norm is a printed
    >document, it can be impossible to decide what character is meant.
    >All we have got is a particular glyph instance. For example, what is the
    >dot-like character used in multiplication of units in the SI? People
    >commonly encode it as the middle dot, but it would more logically be the
    >dot operator.
    It's the old rule, one which should be remembered by all Unicoders:
    there's no plain-text in print. You can't tell what character was written.


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