From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 24 2007 - 11:48:27 CDT
On Jul 24, 2007, at 12:05 PM, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
> On Jul 24, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Andreas Prilop wrote:
>> How do I write/specify headings in Georgian script?
>> Unicode has only one set of modern Georgian letters at
>> U+10D0 to U+10F0.
>> The Unicode Standard 5.0, section 7.7, does mention "mtavruli style"
>> but I cannot find any information how to write it -
>> or specify it, for example, in HTML.
> The "mtavruli style" referred to in the Standard is presumably a
> reference to Asomtavruli (although I haven't looked up the relevant
> passage to be certain).
Ah, OK. Having looked up the Standard, I now see that my assumption
was incorrect. The Mtavruli style referred to at the bottom of p.
249 is what I described here:
> However, Georgian script has been influenced by the surrounding
> bicameral alphabets, to the extent that newspaper headlines and
> such are often written in a "capital" style where the letters are
> stretched to be all the same height (no ascenders or descenders).
Note especially the last sentence of the paragraph in the Standard:
"Mtavruli is a font style, similar to SMALL CAPS in the Latin
script". I would take this to mean that it is outside the scope of
Unicode, and should be applied using higher-level mechanisms.
-- Marnen Laibow-Koser firstname.lastname@example.org
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