Variation Sequences (and L2-11/059)

Janusz S. Bień via Unicode unicode at
Wed Mar 13 04:42:28 CDT 2019


On Mon, Jul 16 2018 at  7:07 +02, Janusz S. Bień via Unicode wrote:
> FAQ ( states:
>     For historic scripts, the variation sequence provides a useful tool,
>     because it can show mistaken or nonce glyphs and relate them to the
>     base character. It can also be used to reflect the views of
>     scholars, who may see the relation between the glyphs and base
>     characters differently. Also, new variation sequences can be added
>     for new variant appearances (and their relation to the base
>     characters) as more evidence is discovered.

I'm proof-reading a paper where I quote the above fragment and to my
surprise I noticed it's no longer present in the FAQ.

So my question are:

1. Does the change mean the change of the official policy of the

2. Are the archival versions of the FAQ available somewhere?

3. Are the changes to the FAQ documented somehow (a version control

Best regards


Janusz S. Bien
emeryt (emeritus)

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