Re: Rendering Raised FULL STOP between Digits

From: James Cloos <>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2013 15:09:53 -0500

>>>>> "RW" == Richard Wordingham <> writes:

RW> Are there any widely available fonts that in non-specialist tools
RW> will render the decimal point U+002E FULL STOP significantly above
RW> the baseline when it is used as a decimal point?

I'm not aware of any, and I haven't researched the topic. But, were one
to add support for that to an opentype font, note that if nothing else
is suitable, one always could use a StylisticSet to do the substitution.

In reference to your followup, I find it interesting that Brits use a
baseline dot for multiplication and a middle dot for a decimal point,
given that we Yanks do the exact opposite (at least in handwriting).
Exactly akin to "''" vs '""'.

I wonder what other typographic or handwriting traditions also are
exactly opposite on the two sides of the pond?


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