bold, italic, underline at once
wjgo_10009 at btinternet.com
Mon Aug 29 10:47:13 CDT 2022
David Chmelik wrote as follows.
> I know unicode does bold, italic, underline, but does it do them all
> at once?
As explained by other posts in this thread that is not actually
available in Unicode plain text at present.
However, it could be.
Some time ago I put forward a suggestion for using Variation Selector 14
to signal Italic for a character in plain text.
However my proposed enhancement to Unicode was rejected, indeed rejected
at a formal decision not to encode level.
However, I consider the way that that ruling is expressed is
unfortunate, as it has "explicitly not" about something that I did not
And it uses "inherently" which is only because the people there years
ago decided that.
Another issue is that they will not encode characters for a span of
characters to be all italic because that is stateful, yet when a way to
achieve the effect in plain text without being stateful is suggested
they won't do that either.
My suggestion could be extended to use Variation Selector 13 to signal
Bold. I am unsure if Variation Selectors could be cascaded for Bold
Italic or whether a single Variation Selector specifically for Bold
Italic would be needed.
But it is all Unicode politics.
Monday 29 August 2022
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