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RE: Link-6: Addressing at the sub-element level

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 20 May 1997 08:44:56 +0100
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-id: <199705200744.IAA05053@curia.ucc.ie>
James Tauber writes:
> Ah yes, the problematic definition of 'word'---brings back memories of first-year linguistics :-)
> Would *glyph* counting solve any of the problems?

Not really, because of the problems of ligaturing. If someone is counting
based on the typeset result in one system which ligatures fi ff fl ffi ffl
and maybe even st, ct, and the; and another system treats them as separate
glyphs, you've got a problem.

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