A last missing link for interoperable representation

Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Wed Jan 9 18:41:05 CST 2019

On 1/9/19 2:30 AM, Asmus Freytag via Unicode wrote:
> English use of italics on isolated words to disambiguate the reading 
> of some sentences is a convention. Everybody who does it, does it the 
> same way. Not supported in plain text.
> German books from the Fraktur age used Antiqua for Latin and other 
> foreign terms. Definitely a convention that was rather universally 
> applied (in books at least). Not supported in plain text.
Aren't there printing conventions that indicate this type of 
"contrastive stress" using letterspacing instead of font style?  I'm 
s u r e I've seen it in German and other Latin-written languages, and 
also even occasionally in Hebrew, whose experiments with italics tend 
not to be encouraging.


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