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

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Sat Jul 05 2008 - 04:41:42 CDT

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    [] De la part de philip chastney wrote:
    > what, then, is the distinction between aleph as a "symbol" and the Hebrew

    For me it's evident: the symbol has left-to-right directionality for proper
    use in mathematical notations, when the hebrew letter is used
    orthographically with RTL direction, even if the possible glyphs of the
    symbol may look exactly similar to the glyphs used for Hebrew letters. It
    seems that the only apparent similarity comes from the fact that the glyph
    only of the isolated Hebrew letter was borrowed in the math notation symbol.

    This is confirmed by the location of the ALEF SYMBOL (U+2135) within the
    "letterlike symbols".
    In the chart you can see this note for U+2135..U+2138 (ALEF, BET, GIMEL,
    DALET SYMBOL), which reads:
    "these are left-to-rigth characters".
    The LTR property is enough to justify that these symbols are not unified and
    have no canonical equivalence with the RTL Hebrew actual letters. So they
    are clearly distinct and effectively meant for very distinct use.

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