From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 21:43:55 CDT
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> - This is standard rule for all punctuation signs drawn using more than one
> glyph, and that need some spacing around them (the only exception is the
> ellipsis written without spaces before them, and long dashes that also need
> spacing for the inner side).
The key word here should be *glyph*. Correct cultural norms for spacing
punctuation should not be a text encoding issue at all, any more than
spacing any other glyphs should be an encoding issue. These should be
display issues, handled via font intelligence and language tagging.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Gulf Islands, BC email@example.com Nobody can possibly know the reach of language, whether liturgical or otherwise, so one should just keep going until one is too exhausted to go any further. - Catherine Pickstock
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