Re: French Superscript Abbreviations Fit Plain Text Requirements

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:29:08 -0800
On 12/29/2016 1:20 PM, Marcel Schneider wrote:
 this Unicode 
recommendation leads to content corruption when the related markup is stripped 
off. That may occur sooner than expected, e.g. in Word (2010) when a character 
style is applied. 

The solution is to find better ways to apply character styles.

For example, if a style definition is intended to ensure that something is in italics (for emphasis), then changing all formatting for the text is overkill. There may be very valid reasons to not remove super/subscript, font bindings (other than switch from regular to italic version of a font) or even text color. Finally, in changing text to an italic style, any words already in italics might be toggled rather than blindly switched - that's what human typesetters tend to do.

Looking at it this way, your beef is not with character encoding, but with limitations (needlessly) imposed by software.


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