preliminary proposal: New Unicode characters for Arabic music half-flat and half-sharp symbols

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Mon May 28 10:00:37 CDT 2018

On Mon, 28 May 2018 15:30:55 +0200
Hans Åberg via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> > On 28 May 2018, at 15:10, Richard Wordingham via Unicode
> > <unicode at> wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, 28 May 2018 10:08:30 +0200
> > Hans Åberg via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:
> >   
> >> It is not about precision, but concepts. Like B, Β, and В, which
> >> could have been unified, but are not.  
> > 
> > Unifying these would make a real mess of lower casing!  
> German has a special sign ß for "ss", without upper capital version.

That doesn't prevent upper-casing - you just have to know your
audience.  The three letters like 'B' have very different lower case
forms, and very few would agree that they were the same letter.  For the
same reason, there are two utter confusables in THE Latin SCRIPT for
00D0 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ETH. More notably though, one just has to run
the risk of getting a culturally incorrect upper case when rendering
U+014A LATIN CAPITAL LETTER ENG; whether the three alternatives are the
same letter is debatable.


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