Re: East Asian Emphasis Marks (Japanese bouten, etc)

From: fantasai (
Date: Sun Mar 12 2006 - 21:53:39 CST

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    Doug Ewell wrote:
    > fantasai <fantasai dot lists at inkedblade dot net> wrote:
    >> ... Kobayashi Tatsuo and I looked
    >> through the Unicode repetoire last week, and we found
    >> U+FE45 SESAME DOT
    >> which covers only two of the shapes. Also, they are in the
    >> compatibility forms block, so their use is discouraged.
    > I might have missed something, but I thought I remembered Asmus and
    > others stating clearly that there was no correlation between the block
    > where a character resides and whether that character is discouraged. wrote:
    > As I mentioned at Canne, iven if SESAME DOT and IDEOGRAPHIC COMMA have
    > very similar shapes, these two symbols have completely different
    > semantic meaning each other.
    > Only possible way to make SESAME DOT in actual use in Unicode
    > environment is to develop a font whitch has SEASAME DOT glyph in its
    > proper code position.

    In that case should the W3C CSS3 Text spec recommend the use of U+FE45
    for emphasis marks?


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