Plain text (from Re: Avoidance variants)

Asmus Freytag (t) asmus-inc at
Sat Mar 28 13:14:47 CDT 2015

On 3/28/2015 5:48 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:
>>> 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?
The only logical conclusion is that that this should be applied to line 
feeds, tabs and other control codes as well. Just because digitally 
encoded text include some entities that were not present in hot metal 
typography is not reason to treat them as second class citizens.


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