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

From: Werner LEMBERG (wl@gnu.org)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 01:04:27 CDT

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    > > See http://www.evertype.com/standards/iso10646/pdf/sharp-s.png
    > > where I have given an F, J, U, , long-s, and two capital sharp
    > > esses.

    Sorry to say but I dislike both of them.

    > I spent some time today drawing uppercase eszetts, and found it a
    > pretty gruesome business.

    I believe you. My thinking is that an uppercase form of should
    always look similar to `SS' -- as TeX shows, which has introduced an
    `SS' glyph about 20 years ago to make uppercasing give correct visual
    results. To make an `SS' glyph distinguishable from `S' `S', as
    needed in official documents like passports, why not adding a small
    `ligature connection' similar to the bow in the `ct' ligature glyphs
    formerly used in French typography (see attached image)?

    I think that having a glyph for uppercase `' is a very good idea.
    Whether having a separate code point for that is something I don't
    dare to decide.

        Werner



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