Re: Why is the Hyphen property stabilized?

From: Leo Broukhis (
Date: Wed Oct 14 2009 - 16:20:32 CDT

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    A little straying off from the topic of the discussion if I may;
    On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 12:37 PM, Kenneth Whistler <> 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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