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Re: East Asian Emphasis Marks (Japanese bouten, etc)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 22:53:39 -0500
Message-ID: <4414ECC3.2010803@inkedblade.net>
To: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>
CC: Unicode Mailing List <unicode@unicode.org>

Doug Ewell wrote:
> fantasai <fantasai dot lists at inkedblade dot net> wrote:
> 
>> ... Kobayashi Tatsuo and I looked
>> through the Unicode repetoire last week, and we found
>>   U+FE45 SESAME DOT
>>   U+FE46 WHITE SESAME DOT
>> which covers only two of the shapes. Also, they are in the
>> compatibility forms block, so their use is discouraged.
> 
> I might have missed something, but I thought I remembered Asmus and 
> others stating clearly that there was no correlation between the block 
> where a character resides and whether that character is discouraged.

tlk@kobysh.com wrote:
> As I mentioned at Canne, iven if  SESAME DOT and IDEOGRAPHIC COMMA have 
> very similar shapes, these two symbols have completely different 
> semantic meaning each other.
> Only possible way to make SESAME DOT in actual use in Unicode 
> environment is to develop a font whitch has SEASAME DOT glyph in its 
> proper code position.

In that case should the W3C CSS3 Text spec recommend the use of U+FE45
for emphasis marks?

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 13 March 2006 03:53:49 GMT

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