Italics get used to express important semantic meaning, so unicode should support them

Zach Lym indolering at
Tue Dec 15 16:28:55 CST 2020

> If you or someone else chooses to make a proposal, my own recommendation would be this:
> - Assign a new character U+E0002 FORMAT TAG
> - The syntax follows the specification for tagging (chapter 23.9)
> - U+E0002 can be followed by any combination of U+E0062 (bold) U+E0065 (emphatic) U+E0069 (italic) and U+E0079 (underlined) to indicate a span of text with that formatting.

How would one implement blink?  I would consider that top priority, as
it was explicitly designed for styling plaintext.

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