Why doesn't Ideographic (ID) in UAX#14 have half-width katakana?

Martin J. Dürst duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Thu Aug 27 03:04:16 CDT 2015

Sorry, one correction:

On 2015/08/27 16:39, Martin J. Dürst wrote:

> In practice, technical restrictions in early limitations (one byte ==
> one (half-width) character cell) led to a typographic distinction. The
> fact that half-width Kana used less space was exploited in fixed-pitch
> screen design. That lead to a desire to keep the distinction when
> round-tripping via Unicode, and thus to different character names.

"early limitations" -> "early technologies.

Regards,   Martin.

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