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[user feedback] firstletter in indic scripts

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 14:26:17 +0100
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I have made a correction to 


with regard to the equivalence between default grapheme clusters and indic syllables in first-letter styling, as follows:

"These combinations are <del>all default grapheme clusters</del> <ins>NOT equivalent to <a href="http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr29/#Grapheme_Cluster_Boundaries">default grapheme clusters</a>, as defined by Unicode. The default grapheme cluster is only a part of an indic syllable cluster.  This means that, as it stands, user agent developers will need to implement special algorithms to support first-letter styling in indic text.  Such algorithms will need to automatically detect that such rules are applicable to the text being styled.  It will be interesting to ascertain whether the rules vary by script only or by language.  If the latter, then it is important to mark up the language of the text correctly.</ins>"

Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Received on Tuesday, 5 September 2006 13:26:43 UTC

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