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RE: Last Call review of Character Model for the WWW

From: Karlsson Kent - keka <keka@im.se>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:28:58 +0100
Message-ID: <C110A2268F8DD111AA1A00805F85E58D0115A9B5@ntgbg1>
To: "'Mark Davis'" <mark.davis@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "'duerst@w3.org'" <duerst@w3.org>, "'www-i18n-comments@w3.org'" <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>, misha.wolf@reuters.com, "'Asmus Freytag'" <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>, "'Kenneth Whistler'" <kenw@sybase.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Davis [mailto:mark.davis@us.ibm.com]
...
> Brief comments with ***
> 
> This example touches on what the term "character" means.  But using
> the term "character" in the 10646/Unicode sense, the fi 
> ligature stores
> two letters in a single character (which in some encodings 
> fit in a single
> 'unit of physical storage'). Not two characters in a single character
> (which
> in some encodings fit in a single 'unit of physical storage')...
> 
> *** To be more accurate, for the case of the fi ligature, a 
> sequence of two
> abstract characters in a particular presentation form are 
> represented by a
> single encoded character

Agreed.

		/kent k
Received on Thursday, 22 February 2001 05:33:02 GMT

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