Re: Uppercase is coming? (U+1E9E)

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (
Date: Fri May 04 2007 - 13:15:47 CST

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    On May 4, 2007, at 2:53 PM, John Hudson wrote:
    > Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:
    >> No argument there. There *shouldn't* be such a thing as capital
    >> . But Unicode is descriptive and not prescriptive. Obviously,
    >> people are using this misbegotten character, so it needs to have a
    >> code point.
    > Or are they using this misbegotten glyph variant, in which case it
    > needs to have appropriate glyph level activation?
    > It seems to me to be begging the question to assume that it is a
    > character.

    It is a character, I think. To assume that it is an uppercase SS
    ligature is to assume that an uppercase long S exists -- and we have
    absolutely *no* evidence for that at all. So I think it's begging
    the question to assume that it is a ligature. Uppercase is
    attested, if grudgingly so. Uppercase long s is not attested at all!

    > John Hudson


    Marnen Laibow-Koser

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