Re: Latin chi and stretched x

From: Szelp, A. Sz. <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:17:52 +0200

Julian, if you look closely, it is not actually a turned s, but something
created with a turned s in mind. In the very sort of the alphabet, the
regular s has equal (or near-equal) top and bottom bowls. the "turned" one
has an emphasized upper bowl, which of course stems from the idea of a
turned s (as some fonts have a larger bowl lower bowl of s for balance),
but it is quite clearly not a turned s as identity, but rather something
_inspired_ by a turned s.

On Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:05 PM, Julian Bradfield

> David Starner wrote:
> > . It
> >has caused some whimpering among those trying to transcribe the text.
> Urk! And there's rotated "s" as well.
> Alright, I take it back. There is no limit to the barminess of script
> inventors.
> Obviously what we need are combining marks whose visual effect
> is reversing/rotating the previous glyph. No, I didn't say that, I
> really didn't say that...
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