Encoding italic

wjgo_10009@btinternet.com via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Feb 11 03:55:45 CST 2019

Doug Ewell wrote:

> …, just as next to nobody is using the proposed VS14 mechanism …

Well, of course not because use of VS14 in a plain text document to 
record a request for an italic glyph version is not at the present time 
an official part of Unicode. The next scheduled Unicode Technical 
Committee meeting is due to start on 30 April 2019.

Here is a link to the proposal document.


VS14 is used to indicate a request for an italic glyph version in my 
VS14 Maquette font but that is clearly just a maquette font for 
experimental use to test the concept and show that it works. An 
application program that supports OpenType and that has the liga table 
switched on is needed in order to use the VS14 Maquette font to 
demonstrate that the use of VS14 in this way works.


William Overington

Monday 11 February 2019

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