Superscript and Subscript Characters in General Use
verdy_p at wanadoo.fr
Wed Jan 4 02:12:43 CST 2017
This is the traditional use of the apostrophe to be used to marc an elision
at end of words. Nothing new.
2017-01-04 6:36 GMT+01:00 John W Kennedy <john.w.kennedy at gmail.com>:
> > On Jan 3, 2017, at 10:20 PM, Asmus Freytag <asmusf at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> > On 1/3/2017 4:24 PM, Marcel Schneider wrote:
> >> On Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:31:42 +0100, Christoph Päper wrote:
> >>>> Among the possibilities, you include Unicode subscripts.
> >>> Just for the sake of completeness.
> >> This tends to conclude that preformatted subscripts are really an
> option here.
> > Not so. You yourself quote this statement:
> > | Superscript modifier letters are intended for cases where the letters
> > | a specific meaning, as in phonetic transcription systems, and are not
> > | a substitute for generic styling mechanisms for superscripting of text,
> > | as for footnotes, mathematical and chemical expressions, and the like.
> > It is clear that the uses that you advocate go against this intent.
> > Therefore, your conclusion that this is "an option" is nothing more than
> a very personal
> > opinion on your part (and one that many people here would consider
> misguided if
> > presented as general recommendation).
> > A./
> As long as this is being discussed, what about the historic practice of
> using M‘ (nowadays often seen as M’ instead) in Scottish names—e.g.,
> M‘Donald—as a typographic substitute for M(superscript c)?
> John W Kennedy
> Having switched to a Mac in disgust at Microsoft's combination of
> incompetence and criminality.
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