Aw: Re: what is the purpose of U+2012 ?

Asmus Freytag asmusf at
Wed Nov 30 13:14:17 CST 2022

On 11/30/2022 10:46 AM, Jörg Knappen via Unicode wrote:
> this character
> seems somewhat redundant.

Which is neither here nor there. It's been on the books for over 30 
years and before that presumably found in earlier character sets.

The presumption would be that there are documents that use it, and that 
they depend on the properties as stated. That means, some fonts will 
continue to support it, allowing users to decide to use it for new 
documents, which then strengthens the need to have continuing font support.

That said, it may reflect a typographic practice that isn't widely used 
today, but perhaps still more widely used than many a symbol from an 
archaic script?

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