Technical: Document: refine/expand list of centred glyphs for <CASE>

Bug #676539 reported by Paul Sladen on 2010-11-17
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Bug Description

Implemention of the <CASE> (bug #676538) currently shifts '-' hyphen upwards, but not '+' plus.

In order to keep the example pairs in bug #676465 aligned (- + =), then the list of glyphs bumped upwards by the script needs to be refined and probably slightly expanded.

Currently the list of <CASE>-affected codepoints are:

    ( ) - / @ [ \ ] { } ‹ • – — › ¡ « » ¿

I would strongly recommend that the "+", and other maths symbols, do not
move when the "case" feature is applied. If a "-" is being used in text
with the feature applied, it's probably being used as a hyphen, not as a
maths symbol. "+", "<", ">", etc. however, are always maths symbols, and
should continue to correctly align with digits, not with "-", whether
the "case" feature is applied or not.

Dave

Could we document the list (~12) glyphs that are currently being shifted by <case>... I'm personally happy to close it after that as we've got the rationale document (alignment with numbers).

Paul Sladen (sladen) on 2010-12-08
summary: - Technical: refine/expand list of centred glyphs for <CASE>
+ Technical: Document: refine/expand list of centred glyphs for <CASE>

Characters that have 'case' variation glyphs are as follows:
parenleft parenright hyphen slash at bracketleft backslash bracketright braceleft braceright guilsinglleft bullet endash emdash guilsinglright exclamdown guillemotleft guillemotright questiondown.

Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Malcolm: thanks!

description: updated
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
assignee: Malcolm Wooden (malcolm-daltonmaag) → nobody
status: Incomplete → Opinion
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