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Re: New full Unicode for ES6 idea

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 10:40:58 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+dP560Tro5xEb+0Y1hU5H+t6xNzXjdzjX6owWcNc91NCQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Erik Corry <erik.corry@gmail.com>
Cc: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>, Mark Davis ☕ <mark@macchiato.com>, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, "mranney@voxer.com" <mranney@voxer.com>, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>
On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 2:13 AM, Erik Corry <erik.corry@gmail.com> wrote:

> > level 3 is useful for higher level, language/locale sensitive text
>
> No, the Unicode grapheme clustering algorithm is not locale or
> language sensitive
> http://unicode.org/reports/tr29/#Grapheme_Cluster_Boundaries


one final comment: the Unicode algorithm is intended to define default
behavior only:

"This specification defines *default* mechanisms; more sophisticated
implementations can *and should* tailor them for particular locales or
environments."

it specifically states that implementations *should* provide
language/locale sensitive behavior;

in actual text processing usage, one needs the language/locale sensitive
behavior in most cases, not a default behavior

G.
Received on Friday, 2 March 2012 17:41:46 UTC

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