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Re: double underscore with meaning

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 18:19:28 +0100
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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On 06/09/2018 18:05, Felix Miata wrote:

> Semantically, an appropriate character instead of CSS:
> https://unicode-search.net/unicode-namesearch.pl?term=UNDERSCORE
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underscore

Is that announced/exposed by assistive technologies in any way?

>> The fact that the row header already says "Total ..." is arguably
>> sufficient I'd say.
> Nope. This convention is well over a century old, the source of the term "bottom
> line". Those who skim balance sheets, income and cash flow statements for the
> bottom line focus on the number column.
> If it wasn't for accountants, personal computers would have taken many years
> longer, or may never have, become the ubiquitous tools that they did. The double
> underscore isn't going away.

Did anybody here say "don't provide a visual double underscore"? No. The 
question was about how to convey this not just visually.

Patrick H. Lauke

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