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

From: Peter Constable (petercon@microsoft.com)
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 16:56:16 CST

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    From: unicode-bounce@unicode.org [mailto:unicode-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf Of Karl Pentzlin

    > The @ is a symbol without any case properties. Thus, you compare
    > apples and oranges here.

    Declaring this by fiat to be so doesn't make it so. If in some community of users a typeform distinction for @ is introduced with different forms for lowercase and uppercase contexts, then it is entirely possible that what you deem to be a caseless symbol may become for that community a bicameral character pair. So, to say that John is comparing apples and oranges is certainly begging the question.

    In fact, I can point you to instances in which @ has been used as a lowercase word-forming letter with an uppercase pair. (Of course, this is among the worst orthographic innovations imaginable.)

    Peter



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