31Re: [elfscript] Tengwar Unicode comments
- Apr 19, 2000Mans Bjorkman wrote:
> 6. Missing characters:Sounds like a glyph-level distinction. Are there any cases where the
> * The numeric _12_ had a variant form resembling a lower-case _9_, i.e.
> with a diagonal line descending from the bow of the circle (ibidem).
difference actually *makes* a difference to plaintext interpretation?
That is the general criterion for creating a new Unicode character.
> * The quotation marks and the _&_ sign used in "Edwin Lowdham'sIndeed, I believe that all of these should be unified away in Unicode,
> manuscript" may perhaps be excluded because they occur in other writing
> systems as well; but then the double dots, the acute accent and the
> breve should be excluded on the same grounds.
and represented as font differences, just as the Latin round period
is unified with the Armenian square period as U+002E.
> * Tolkien 1965a mentions a variant form of the a-tehta "like aAgain, a font difference only (representing a difference in handwriting).
Unicode is not supposed to support all possible palaeographic variants.
> * In the first copy of "The King's Letter", a special variant of xx30More details?
> TENGWAR LETTER STEMLESS ANNA is used in word-final position.
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