Encoding italic

James Kass via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sat Jan 19 14:34:48 CST 2019

On 2019-01-19 6:19 PM, wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com wrote:

 > It seems to me that it would be useful to have some codes that are
 > ordinary characters in some contexts yet are control codes in others, ...

Italics aren't a novel concept.  The approach for encoding new 
characters is that  conventions for them exist and that people *are* 
exchanging them, people have exchanged them in the past, or that people 
demonstrably *need* to exchange them.

Excluding emoji, any suggestion or proposal whose premise is "It seems 
to me that  it would be useful if characters supporting <this or 
that>..." is doomed to be deemed out of scope for the standard.

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