Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 16:13:48 CST

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    At 14:57 -0700 2007-05-04, John Hudson wrote:
    >Michael wrote:
    >
    >>I bet the Duden thought "Capital " not "Capital special SS ligature".
    >
    >I'm sure they did, but then I think of a
    >small*cap* A glyph even when I know it is
    >representing a lowercase a character in the text
    >string.

    Small-caps styling is systematic; this isn't analogous to .

    >But according to the same Duden, uppercase =
    >SS, so a capital is just another way of
    >writing SS. I wish it were not so, that there
    >were an actual uppercase , but there isn't, and
    >this proposal does not introduce one: it just
    >creates a glyph encoding for this form, thereby
    >inviting confusion and -- like the Arabic
    >presentation forms -- needlessly multiplying the
    >ways in which the same text can be encoded.

    This isn't really "endless". It's just inelegant.
    But that's because German orthographic rules are
    odd with regard to .

    -- 
    Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
    


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