Re: Rendering Raised FULL STOP between Digits

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:22:57 +0100

2013/3/21 Richard Wordingham <>:
>> Further, the code chart glyphs for the ANO TELEIA and the MIDDLE DOT
>> differ, see attachment. If they are canonically equivalent, and one
>> is a mandatory decomposition of the other, why do they have differing
>> glyphs?
> Because the codepoints are usually associated with different fonts?
> For a more striking example, compare the code chart glyphs for U+2F831,
> U+2F832 and U+2F833, which are all canonically equivalent to U+537F.

This is another good example where a semantic variation selector added
after the MIDDLE DOT or its canonical equivalent coult help. IT would
help text parsers, collators, and could also hint renderers to
position the dot alternatively.

Some standardized **semantic** variation selectors should be defined
on characters that have large variations of usages and whose sematic
is largely overloaded and ambiguous (e.g. interpretable as regular
word separators or as diacritics, or as decimal separator or as
numeric group separator) : whitespace, full dots, commas, middle-dots,
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