From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 16 2006 - 17:45:23 CDT
Richard Wordingham wrote:
> And why should one presume it would appear adscript? For example, in
> Gentium it appears adscript with a capital alpha, eta or omega, but
> subscript with a capital iota, upsilon or 'A'.
That's because for the Alpha, Eta and Omega the sequence is being mapped to the
precomposed combination of uppercase plus adscript iota in a buffered character
substitution in e.g. Uniscribe. Precomposed combinations do not exist for uppercase Iota
or Upsilon plus adscript iota because these sequences are not standard the polytonic Greek
orthography. The font could perform a glyph substitution of subscript to adscript iota
following any uppercase letter to cover these exceptional usaes (my Biblical Greek font
will) but Gentium does not.
-- Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com Vancouver, BC firstname.lastname@example.org I am not yet so lost in lexicography, as to forget that words are the daughters of earth, and that things are the sons of heaven. - Samuel Johnson
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