Re: long s (was: Draft Proposal to add Variation Sequences for Latin and Cyrillic letters)

From: Karl Pentzlin (karl-pentzlin@acssoft.de)
Date: Wed Aug 04 2010 - 15:44:13 CDT

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    Am Dienstag, 3. August 2010 um 19:11 schrieb Janusz S. Bień:

    JJSB> I see no reason why, if I understand correctly, the long s variant is
    JSB> to be limited to Fraktur-like styles.

    The *variant* is applicable to situations where the character is to be
    displayed long when Fraktur-like styles are in effect, while it is to
    be displayed round when "modern" styles are in effect.

    The plain *character* "long s" is intended to be displayed long in all
    circumstances.

    However, in my next version, I will replace the "s" variants by "long s" variants:
    017F FE00 ...LONG S VARIANT-1 STANDARD FORM
         · will be displayed long in any script variants
    017F FE01 ...LONG S VARIANT-1 FLEXIBLE FORM (naming provisionally)
         · will be displayed long in Fraktur, Gaelic, and similar script variants
         · will usually be displayed round when used with Roman type
    This has the advantage, especially when implicit application of variation sequences
    is possible, it can be applied to existing data without change.

    - Karl Pentzlin



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