Plain text (from Re: Avoidance variants)

William_J_G Overington wjgo_10009 at
Sat Mar 28 07:48:17 CDT 2015

>> If a two word phrase were to be typeset within a plain text file then each letter of the two words would need to have an instance of the COMBINING ITALICIZER after each letter of the word. Would one add an instance after the space character that is between the words?

>> 27 March 2015

> Guys, it is just a 4 days wait.  Then we can discuss the last question in depth until a consensus is reached! 

My question was because in the days of handset metal type, the spaces used with an italic font were usuallly the same as were used with a roman font.

The only metal type font that I met that had its own special angled spaces was Palace Script.

So would one do exactly as with metal type or would one use the COMBINING ITALICIZER after every character for completeness?

William Overington

28 March 2015

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