From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 10 2007 - 00:46:59 CDT
Rather than a lot of non-Germans and people who are not type designers or typographers
making suggestions about what this German character should look like, it seems to me that
the DIN should have a competition to design the model form for inclusion in standards
glyph charts and identify acceptable variations selected by a jury of German designers and
publishers. These are, after all, the people who will be using this thing.
Since Linotype, as a German company, is the font publisher that is most likely to be
affected by the encoding of this character, and who will be under the most pressure, if
use of the character becomes widespread, to add support for it to their library, it seems
to me that inviting their input on the design would be a sensible move for DIN.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Gulf Islands, BC firstname.lastname@example.org We say our understanding measures how things are, and likewise our perception, since that is how we find our way around, but in fact these do not measure. They are measured. -- Aristotle, Metaphysics
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