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

From: philip chastney (philip_chastney@yahoo.com)
Date: Sat Jul 05 2008 - 03:49:03 CDT

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    --- On Sat, 5/7/08, philip chastney <philip_chastney@yahoo.com> wrote:
    From: philip chastney <philip_chastney@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Re: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts
    To: "Mark E. Shoulson" <mark@kli.org>
    Cc: unicode@unicode.org
    Date: Saturday, 5 July, 2008, 1:07 AM

    --- On Fri, 4/7/08, Mark E. Shoulson <mark@kli.org> wrote:
    From: Mark E. Shoulson <mark@kli.org>
    Subject: Re: how to add all latin (and greek) subscripts
    To: verdy_p@wanadoo.fr
    Cc: philip_chastney@yahoo.com, "'Ondrej Certik'" <ondrej@certik.cz>, unicode@unicode.org
    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

    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?

    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

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

    and why does this distinction hold for the first transfinite cardinal, but not for the first transfinite ordinal?


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