Re: help with an unknown character

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:35:09 +0100

2013/1/17 Doug Ewell <>:,
> Fair enough. It's not a problem to ask the question, "Is this a candidate
> for encoding?" It becomes a problem when the poster assumes, because thet
> blob appeared in such-and-so location, that it MUST be a candidate for
> encoding, and no level of argument about the character/glyph model, or the
> need to interchange the blob, or anything else, will change that person's
> mind.

Was there any sign of such assumption in the original question sent by
Elbrecht ? He just asks for help, nothing else. He does not request a
new encoding. He just speaks about something he found for which
there's no "easy" mapping to Unicode.

If he asks his question, it's most probably because he is currently
digitizing the book and wants to represent the cover page in
plain-text, or in a rich-text format (after some step of OCR and
manual corrections, for example in Wikisource, if this source is open
: you can perfectly digitize the cover books to make them readable on
various devices for accessbility; including for Braille
transcriptions, that usually contain additional notations for
describing the source layout)
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