At 12:52 +0100 2003-12-12, Marco Cimarosti wrote:
>Michael Everson wrote:
>> Katakana is not an italic font variant of Hiragana. The two are not
>> interchangeable.
>Sure. But neither it is the Greggs shorthand of hiragana.

No, they are two different syllabaries. The have the same structure,
different glyphs, and are not interchangeable. Texts can be written
in either for specific effects. They're two scripts.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * *