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RE: [CSS21][css3-namespace][css3-page][css3-selectors][css3-content] Unicode Normalization

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@amazon.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 07:04:14 -0800
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
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Many programming languages limit the range of characters allowed in variables. See Unicode Standard Annex #31:

   http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr31/


And, yes, you need to apply normalization when comparing text values.

Addison

Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect -- Lab126

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-i18n-core-request@w3.org [mailto:public-i18n-core-
> request@w3.org] On Behalf Of L. David Baron
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009 9:06 PM
> To: public-i18n-core@w3.org; www-style@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [CSS21][css3-namespace][css3-page][css3-
> selectors][css3-content] Unicode Normalization
> 
> 
> On Thursday 2009-01-29 16:15 -0800, fantasai wrote:
> >   page names
> >   counter names
> >   namespace prefixes
> 
> These three are all analogous to variable names in a computer
> program.  Do we really need to apply Unicode normalization to them?
> Are there other languages that do similar?
> 
> -David
> 
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