On 6 Mar 2019, at 10:57, Fredrick Brennan via Unicode <unicode@unicode.org> 

>> Draw it as you wish. Most likely it will be the same shape as your 
>> lower-case one, adjusted to fit caps height. 
> As I'm working on a blackletter font, it's unfortunately not this easy.

Sure it is.

> It seems like there is no blackletter style for the capital form from the 
> period… so I'll have to perhaps either (A) leave it empty, assuming users of 
> my font would never attempt to typeset a Ꝭ in blackletter but would choose 
> e.g. Junicode instead,

That’s a not a good idea.

> (B) look at examples in the Roman style and make up my own glyph as I've 
> already done for Greek and Cyrillic,

That is a better idea.

> or (C) just make the glyph an "IS" ligature as I've already done for e.g. 

That is a very bad idea. If a text has a Ꝭ in it, a Ꝭ should be displayed, not 
an IS. Particularly as in Middle English the correct reading might be ES, and 
in Middle Cornish the reading might be YS.

> If anyone has any idea or example glyph from the period I'd love to see it, 
> but I doubt such exists :-)

You are the type designer. You may live in the 21st century, but you could just 
as easily have lived in the 16th. Your client says “I need a Ꝭ glyph” and it’s 
up to you to design one. The easiest thing for your purposes (since you may not 
find a capital Ꝭ easily is to take the ꝭ glyph and modify it to fit between 
caps height and baseline.

Michael Everson

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