OverStrike control character
richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Fri Jun 19 09:42:16 CDT 2020
On Fri, 19 Jun 2020 11:40:01 +0000
James Kass via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> A font could be designed to make appropriate glyph substitutions for
> strings which include the control picture for backspace, U+2408
> (“␈”). So a font could substitute an over struck l-m glyph for the
> string “l” + “␈” + “m”. If the font didn’t support that string, the
> default display would still show authorial intent. In this way users
> desiring to exchange data in plain-text which included over-strikes
> could do so without any additions to TUS.
Wouldn't this violate the character identity of U+2408?
The proper mechanism would be to use a PUA character. The question is
whether the font would be enough, or whether one would have to change
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