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[Bug 13502] Text run starting with composing character should be valid

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Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:14:18 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13502

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #9 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-09-26 22:14:18 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: see diff below
Rationale: I've explicitly made the spec disallow isolated combining
characters. If the use case is just colouring accents, then IMHO CSS should
support that directly. It doesn't make any sense to style different parts of a
combined character differently, since per Unicode, there is only one grapheme
cluster involved; indeed, there might only be one glyph from the font being
rendered, e.g. if the combination corresponds to a precomposed character, or if
a ligature exists for that combination.

(The question of how such things should render is a CSS one.)

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