Re: 'lower case a' and 'script a' in unicode

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Mar 22 2005 - 11:57:08 CST

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    At 12:54 +1100 2005-03-22, Alec Coupe wrote:

    >I would like to know why 'lower case a' is converted to 'script a'
    >when it is italicized in unicode.

    Because that is the usual behaviour of the letter "a".

    In Uralic linguistics, both a and script-a are used. In addition,
    they commonly represent Uralic phonetic texts in italics. This is
    instructive. The italic shape of a is a sloped script-a as you have
    observed, and the italic shape of script-a is similar to that of an
    italic Greek alpha. So it *is* possible to distinguish them in italic

    For examples see

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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