Standaridized variation sequences for the Desert alphabet?
John H. Jenkins
jenkins at apple.com
Wed Mar 22 11:50:26 CDT 2017
My own take on this is "absolutely not." This is a font issue, pure and simple. There is no dispute as to the identity of the characters in question, just their appearance.
In any event, these two letters were never part of the "standard" Deseret Alphabet used in printed materials. To the extent they were used, it was in hand-written material only, where you're going to see a fair amount of variation anyway. There were also two recensions of the DA used in printed materials which are materially different, and those would best be handled via fonts.
It isn't unreasonable to suggest we change the glyphs we use in the Standard. Ken Beesley and I have have discussed the possibility, and we both feel that it's very much on the table.
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