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Re: [css3-fonts] subscript/superscript variants

From: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 15:11:15 -0700
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "liam@w3.org" <liam@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ED569FB3-1524-4E6D-899E-AF6D569FE075@adobe.com>
To: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>

On May 9, 2012, at 12:33 PM, John Hudson wrote:

> The most common set of superscript and subscript variants for OpenType 
> fonts is probably
> 
>     Superscript
>     a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
>     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
> 
>     Subscript
>     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
> 
> Some font makers also include superscript , but this is based on a 
> misunderstanding of French ordinal practice, so isn't very common.

John, to what misunderstanding are you referring? It looks to me like ordinal  turns up in the real world often enough.

-Christopher
Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2012 22:15:23 GMT

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