Re: Purpose of and rationale behind Go Markers U+2686 to U+2689

From: Asmus Freytag (t) <>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:14:53 -0700
On 3/18/2016 11:48 AM, Philippe Verdy wrote:
East Asian vertical presentation does not just stack the elements on top of each other, very frequently they rotate them (including Latin/Greek/Cyrillic letters) So this is not really a new complication.

It is, because now all these combinations have to be treated as units (because they would be expected to NOT be rotated).

They would be akin to the square kana abbreviations.

Suddenly, you need dedicated support from rendering engines, where for horizontal texts you could design your fonts to get the intended outcome with a "dumb" engine.

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