Re: Character Identity and Font Selection

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Jun 08 2011 - 23:28:45 CDT

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    On 9 Jun 2011, at 06:21, wrote:

    > Can anyone remind me why Variation sequences aren't the appropriate response to the IPA problem?

    That's just pseudo-encoding.

    > It seems to me that 'a' + VS1 should be defined as the two-story IPA a, and 'g' + VS1 should be defined as the single story IPA g. It would restrict the set of glyphs that should be used to represent the character, but not create a duplicate encoding - exactly what the variation selectors were encoded for, right?

    Then you have a different glyph but the same character.

    Michael Everson *

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