Re: super- and subscripted characters

From: Andr Szabolcs Szelp (
Date: Sun Mar 21 2010 - 18:59:54 CST

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    Jukka wrote:
    > Anyway, “ˣ” can indeed be regarded as a modifier letter here
    > even in the concrete sense that an intuitive reading of the words
    > “modifier letter” suggests. It does not modify the preceding
    > letter, as modifiers often do, but it indicates a modification
    > (gemination) of the pronunciation of the _following_ letter.

    MODIFIER LETTER can, IMHO, be regarded as just a Unicode convention to
    call "superscript letter, which is semantically distinct first of all
    due to linguistic notation". Unicode names are not descriptions, just


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