From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 15 2005 - 15:10:16 CST
On 15 Nov 2005, at 20:12, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> Semantics is a tricky thing. When the depicted image is identical,
> you can have the case of an alternate use of the *same* character,
> rather than the case of independent use of a *different* character.
> The classic example is the . (PERIOD/FULL STOP). It gets used as
> sentence punctuation, abbreviation mark or decimal point, as well
> as leader dots and ellipses. We have long ago decided not to
> disunify these uses (i.e. not to consider them separate
> characters), with exception of the ellipsis and leader dots.
These different uses are typeset differently (traditionally and in
TeX), by means of different spacings.
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