Encoding italic

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Fri Feb 8 18:23:32 CST 2019

On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 14:26:28 -0800
Asmus Freytag via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> On 2/8/2019 2:08 PM, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Feb 2019 17:16:09 +0000 (GMT)
> "wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com via Unicode" <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> Andrew West wrote:
> Just reminding you that "The initial character in a variation
> sequence  
> is never a nonspacing combining mark (gc=Mn) or a canonical
> decomposable character" (The Unicode Standard 11.0 §23.4).
> Hopefully the issue that Andrew mentions can be resolved in some way.
> This is not a problem.  Instead of writing <ê, VS14>, one just writes
> And .... introducing yet another convention, which is that combining
> marks inherit the font of the base character.
> Remember, italics, even though presented as a boolean attribute in
> most UIs is in fact typographically a font selection.

Wouldn't <e, VS14> be the base character for the selection of the


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