Encoding italic

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Sat Jan 19 23:49:04 CST 2019

On Sun, 20 Jan 2019 03:14:21 +0000
James Kass via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:

> (In the event that a persuasive proposal presentation prompts the 
> possibility of italics encoding...)

The use of italic script isn't just restricted to the Latin script,
which includes base characters not supported by the mathematical sets
for variables.  It isn't hard to find their sober use in Thai - I
found it in the first Thai magazine I flipped, where it was being used
for quotations and names of publication, both Thai and
English-language titles.

> Possible approaches include:
> 1 - Liberating the italics from the Members Only Math Club

Doesn't help with Thai.

> 2 - Character level

Works with Thai.

> 3 - Open/Close punctuation treatment

Works with Thai.

> 4 - Leave it alone

No change.


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