From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 26 2010 - 18:10:23 CST
On 01/26/2010 04:13 PM, Michael Everson wrote:
> On 26 Jan 2010, at 20:31, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> Maybe the lack of 2-em and 3-em dashes as characters in Unicode is
>> based on the assumption that successive em dashes are joining, either
>> because they have been so designed by the font designer (i.e. the
>> advance width is exactly the same as the dash width), or because
>> automatic kerning is specified and used. But these assumptions often
> I have no objection to adding a two-em dash and a three-em dash to the UCS.
I always assumed that U+2015 HORIZONTAL BAR was supposed to be exactly
this, the 3em dash (I didn't actually consider the possibility of a 2em
dash). I think I made it 3 ems long in my Marin font. If it isn't (and
almost no fonts make it this long), then given the typographic tradition
I agree that UCS certainly should have 2em and 3em dashes.
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Tue Jan 26 2010 - 18:13:04 CST