[OT] Bytext (was Re: Encoding ConScripts)

James Kass jameskass at code2001.com
Wed Oct 13 20:11:35 CDT 2021

On 2021-10-13 11:37 AM, William_J_G Overington via Unicode wrote:
> Whether the Unicode Technical Committee does actually change the rules 
> for some specific particular circumstances is for the future, ...

Quoting William Overington from a comment to a Michael S. Kaplan blog 
page archived here:

 > Something which I particularly like about Bytext is the arrowed
 > brackets which are intended for use with superscripts and subscripts
 > and for designating in a linear run of text the lower and upper
 > limits of integrals and summations in mathematics.  Perhaps your
 > committee could have a look at those please?

Bytext!  Anyone dissatisfied with Unicode principles and stability would 
be free to join the Bytext community and advance suggestions there, 
except the community appears to have disappeared.  But it might be 
possible to find original documents in Wayback archives. Then Bytext 
could be revived and reanimated.  "Phoenix Bytext"? "Bytext 2.0"?  The 
point being that whoever revives Bytext (or builds something new from 
scratch) would be in charge of establishing policy, which might open the 
door to all kinds of personal and idiosyncratic glyphs.

My prediction is that such an effort would flop, other predictions may vary.

Meanwhile, Unicode still has the PUA with all of its charm, allure, and 

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