A last missing link for interoperable representation
James Kass via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Fri Jan 11 17:54:17 CST 2019
Tex Texin wrote,
> ... However, the fact that there is a rich text solution for italics
> isn't helpful to plain text users.
Truer words were never spoken.
> In the '90s it made sense to resist styling plain text. In the 2020's,
> with more than 100k characters, numerous pictures and character
> adornments, it seems anachronistic to be arguing against a handful
> of control characters that would standardize a common text
> requirement. Most rendering systems will handle it easily and any
> plain text editor or other software that supports a combining
> strikethrough character would easily adapt a combining italicize or
> a combining bold character.
Exactly. William Overington has already posted a proof-of-concept here:
... using a P.U.A. character /in lieu/ of a combining formatting or VS
character. The concept is straightforward and works properly with
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