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

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 01:34:30 CDT

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    On 5/7/2007 11:04 PM, Werner LEMBERG wrote:
    > 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)?
    Given the way the recent reform assigns a function to the sharp-s, I
    suspect readers will, over time, want to see that function more directly
    visually represented also in uppercase. Typographic variation on the SS
    will not address that need.

    > 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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