A last missing link for interoperable representation

wjgo_10009@btinternet.com via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Thu Jan 10 17:27:10 CST 2019

Yesterday I wrote as follows.

> I suggest that a solution to the problem would be to encode a 
> COMBINING ITALICIZER character, such that it only applies to the 
> character that it immediately follows. So, for example, to make the 
> word apricot become displayed in italics one would use seven COMBINING 
> ITALICIZER characters, one after each letter of the word apricot.

I have now made a test font. I used a Private Use Area code point and a 
visible glyph for this test. It works well.


Would it be a good idea to encode such a character into Unicode?

William Overington
Thursday 10 January 2019

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