Encoding of old compatibility characters

Mark E. Shoulson mark at kli.org
Mon Mar 27 19:22:04 CDT 2017

On 03/27/2017 05:46 PM, Frédéric Grosshans wrote:
> An example of a legacy character successfully  encoded recently is ⏨ 
> U+23E8 DECIMAL EXPONENT SYMBOL, encoded in Unicode 5.2.
> It came from the Soviet standard GOST 10859-64 and the German standard 
> ALCOR. And was proposed by Leo Broukhis in this proposal 
> http://www.unicode.org/L2/L2008/08030r-subscript10.pdf . It follows a 
> discussion on this mailing list here 
> http://www.unicode.org/mail-arch/unicode-ml/y2008-m01/0123.html, where 
> Ken Whistler was already sceptical about the usefulness of this encoding. 
Aw, but ⏨ is awesome!  It's much cooler-looking and more visually 
understandable than "e" for exponent notation.  In some code I've been 
playing around with I support it as a valid alternative to "e".


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