From: Leo Broukhis (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 16:20:32 CDT
A little straying off from the topic of the discussion if I may;
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Kenneth Whistler <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The straw that broke this particular camel's back -- in addition
> to the year-long discussion of properties for U+00AD SOFT HYPHEN,
> was the ongoing discussion about the encoding of what eventually
> was approved (for Unicode 4.1) as U+2E17 DOUBLE OBLIQUE HYPHEN.
Is this the same character that is used to mark
upward continuation? [is replaced by two slashes?
Like, for example, in this paragraph, where U+2E17 //
I have seen this usage in a very old pocket dictionary, and it was a
French-Russian (or vice versa) dictionary, so no Fraktur in sight. I
wonder if it was a unique invention to save space or a common practice
for small format reference books.
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