From: verdy_p (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 08 2009 - 06:47:21 CDT
"André Szabolcs Szelp" wrote:
> Actuall, _long_s_ has been used not only contextually, but also
> orthographically versus _short_s_.
> Mediaeval and Early Modern orthographies of Slovene use the distinction to
> mark the difference between IPA [s] and [z].
> While the algorithmically indeterminable way of using long vs. short s in
> many instances over its use in Latin paleography and typesetting might be
> and was indeed one argument for encoding them separately, this
> abovementioned example is a definite instance of separate characterhood.
Are you sure that this usage was with the long s ? Aren't you making a confusion with the separate letter esh, which
may look similar in lowercase, but that has a curved leg (when the long s has no leg and fits only above the base line
on which it connects directly or through a horizontal serif...)
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