Re: [OT] New character request

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Thu Dec 10 2009 - 15:27:12 CST

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    Actually, it's probably not influenced by the "n", but rather the stencil
    was applied wrong.

    You can see that with the signage of Tiffany's in Vienna for example as
    well. They got all the illuminated letter N-s wrong! Well, I mean of course
    the guys building the signage. Those letters are mistaken more "sneakily"...
    they are not flipped, but rotated 180°, which makes them awkward to the
    typographically trained eye, but still N-shaped, rather than И-shaped in
    ductus. My gf. didn't notice though, that the serif was on the bottom of the
    right leg, and that the top of the left one was pointy, and similarly
    probably 99.9% of people won't...


    On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 8:42 PM, philip chastney

    > I used to see that a lot in Luxembourg, on all forms of signage
    > and it makes sense when you see how they form a hand-written lower case 'n'
    > the pen starts at the top of the lefthand stem, comes down to the baseline,
    > then moves more or less diagonally up and right, before coming down the
    > righthand stem -- very much like the mirror image of a smallcap sans serif
    > N
    > it's a curious thing but, if you take an uppercase N from almost any serif
    > font, and flip it, the "flow" of the character feels wrong -- the serifs
    > need moving, and that knee could perhaps do with a little rounding, but
    > that's just my opinion
    > maybe not a candidate for inclusion in Unicode, but any well appointed font
    > ought to include it as an alternative version
    > /phil
    > --- On *Fri, 11/12/09, Christopher Key <>* wrote:
    > From: Christopher Key <>
    > Subject: [OT] New character request
    > To:
    > Date: Friday, 11 December, 2009, 1:53 AM
    > Is [1] sufficient example of usage of a character to merit its inclusion
    > in Unicode?
    > Chris
    > [1]
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