Re: Dotless J with stroke.

From: Andreas Stötzner (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2007 - 07:51:07 CST

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    Am 20.11.2007 um 22:14 schrieb John Hudson:

    > Russ Stygall wrote:
    >> described as "typographically a turned f ", since the stroke/bar of
    >> 'f' is at 'x-height', which when turned would have the stroke/bar on
    >> the 'baseline'. 'Dotless J with stroke', as illustrated in Unicode
    >> 5.1, is at half 'x-height'!
    > I have other questions about the design of this letter. Should it, in
    > fact, be a j with a bar (the bar at the half-x-height as in the barred
    > i)? Or should it be a turned f with the bar repositioned? Depending on
    > the design of the typeface, it is not unusual for the descender
    > terminal of the j to be very different from the ascending terminal of
    > the f, so this character could look very different depending on the
    > answer to this question (see attached).
    > Of course, the dotless barred j form shown in the graphic is also
    > going to be necessary as a glyph variant for soft-dotted U+0249
    > John Hudson

    I agree with Russ and John. I suggest glyphs as shown here:
    and, possibly, a correction of the obviously incorrect explanation text



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