RE: 1 in 1000

From: Robert Brady (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 15:34:35 EDT

On Tue, 25 Apr 2000, Robert A. Rosenberg wrote:

> If you do not remember this issue it has to do with the fact that the
> shapes of certain Serbian letters are different from their Russian
> Counterparts when using an Italic Font. By assigning separate codepoints
> for these characters (and having the keyboards emit the correct codepoint
> depending on if you are using a Russian or Serbian mapping), the correct
> glyph will thus be displayable without needing to swap glyphs based on
> language (they map to the common glyph in non-italic fonts while having
> separate glyphs in the italic fonts).

It could be done that way. But that would be the Wrong Way To Do It (tm).
Why this is wrong has been explained at length.

And that there are 'characters' that shouldn't be in unicode in unicode is
a rather poor argument for adding other 'characters' that shouldn't be


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