Re: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts

From: philip chastney (
Date: Fri Jul 04 2008 - 19:07:01 CDT

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    --- On Fri, 4/7/08, Mark E. Shoulson <> wrote:
    From: Mark E. Shoulson <>
    Subject: Re: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts
    Cc:, "'Ondrej Certik'" <>,
    Date: Friday, 4 July, 2008, 5:22 PM

    [...] Properly speaking, this isn't even a U+05D0 HEBREW
    LETTER ALEF, it's really a U+2135 ALEF SYMBOL (even annotated as
    transfinite cardinal", which is what we're dealing with here).

    an interesting observation

    I have often wondered why the natural exponent (e = 2.718..) gets its own symbol, pi does not, and the imaginary symbol can be be represented in a number of ways

    U+2126 (Ohm), U+212A (Kelvin) and U+2128  (Angstrom) are fully equivalenced, yet U+2135..U+2138 (alef, bet, gimel, dalet) are only considered to be approximately equal to their natural language forbears

    is there, perhaps, a pre-existing standard with these four Hebrew letters encoded?

    I cannot recall a single text which didn't use an aleph symbol that had been borrowed from a brush script or calligraphic-style Hebrew font, and which consequently looked out of kilter with the rest of the notation

    what, then, is the distinction between aleph as a "symbol" and the Hebrew letter?


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