Why incomplete subscript/superscript alphabet ?

Doug Ewell doug at ewellic.org
Mon Oct 3 12:14:48 CDT 2016

a.lukyanov wrote:

> I think that the right thing to do would be to create several new
> control/formatting characters, like this:
> "previous character is superscript"
> "previous character is subscript"
> "previous character is small caps (for use in phonetic transcription
> only)"
> "previous character is mathematical blackletter"
> etc
> Then people will be able to apply this features on any character as
> long as their font supports it.

I happen to think this would be exactly the wrong thing to do,
completely contrary to the principles of plain text that Unicode was
founded upon. But you never know what might gain traction, so stay
Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, US | ewellic.org

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