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

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:16:57 -0500
Message-ID: <44189259.8020208@inkedblade.net>
To: Kenneth Whistler <kenw@sybase.com>
CC: unicode@unicode.org, 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>

Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> fantasai asked:
> 
> 
>>What code points are recommended for the filled and hollow dots when
>>used as emphasis marks?
> 
> My personal suggestion would be:
> 
> U+2022 BULLET
> U+25E6 WHITE BULLET
> 
> ... in part because that would be consistent with the extension
> of the CJK practice to include other bullet-like characters
> in the function, such as U+25C9 FISHEYE.
> 
> But that would best be checked with people, like Ken Lunde, in
> the actual font business, who might have implementation
> experience here.

I have a copy of JIS X 4051 as of today, and Martin Heijdra helped
me find the right section. Here's what it says:

7.11 圏点処理 圏点処理は,次による。
a) 圏点の文字サイズは,親文字の文字サイズの 1/2 とする。
b) 圏点は,親文字 1 文字に 1 文字だけつける。
c) 圏点の位置は,縦書きでは親文字の外枠の右側とし,横書きでは親文字の外枠の上部 
とし,親文字の外枠に接した中心に配置する。
d) 圏点がついた親文字列は,元の親文字の文字クラスに従う。
e) 圏点クラスの文字種は,JIS X 4052 の附属書 2 による。

Apparently the list of shapes endorsed by this spec is in appendix 2 of
JIS X 4052?

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 15 March 2006 22:17:08 GMT

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