(R), (c) and ™

Jukka K. Korpela jkorpela at cs.tut.fi
Thu Dec 18 05:06:51 CST 2014

2014-12-18, 12:31, Andrea Giammarchi wrote:

>    I wonder if it's by accident that 00AE, 00A9, and 2122 are not listed
> as standard variant sensitive chars.

Why would that be an accident any more than not listing 100,000 other 
characters there? Or to put it more constructively, why should they be 
listed? What glyph variation needs to be expressible in plain text?

> OSX seems to threat them as such, so adding FE0F will force them to be
> an image,

That does not sound correct. Variation selectors should either affect 
the choice of a glyph or be ignored, and their effects should be limited 
to characters designated to be affected by them.

> but I know there are few quirks in this behavior

To me, the behavior as such sounds like a quirk.


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