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

From: André Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Thu Aug 05 2010 - 01:33:37 CDT

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    For the "standard form" you probably don't need to add a variation selector.
    The codepoint for long s itself expresses exactly the semantic to represent
    this character as long s in ANY type style.

    While I'm not convinced of your variation proposal at all (on the contrary),
    if you write it, write it properly. :-)


    2010/8/4 Karl Pentzlin <>

    > 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:
    > · 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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