Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2008 - 02:41:05 CST

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    On 24 Nov 2008, at 23:46, John Hudson wrote:

    >> A think it is most important for the core letters to be properly
    >> designed. But the example with "" being lowered in the Caledonia
    >> font from 1967 to exactly as high as "l" shows that electronic
    >> typesetting already has caused poor designs to happen. Font
    >> designers probably do not keep track of these subtleties anymore.
    > That old Caledonia design is unusual. If you take a look at the
    > majority of digital fonts, particularly those made in the last
    > decade, you will find that the glyph has a full-height A and the
    > ring above is aligned to other marks above uppercase letters.

    I choose the Caledonia from 1967 as example because it is well before
    any electronic typesetting. The latter may have changed things. For
    example, traditional typesetting principles may simply have been
    skipped over.


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