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Re: Shaping characters in upright orientation in vertical text flow

From: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:34:53 +0200
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Cc: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF3D574547.40C3CCD0-ONC2257989.00296FFF-C2257989.0029A6D1@il.ibm.com>
But would not a LamAlef ligature be considered a single "user-perceived 
character"?

Shalom (Regards),  Mati
       Bidi Architect
       Globalization Center Of Competency - Bidirectional Scripts
       IBM Israel
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From:   John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
To:     "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>, 
"public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
Date:   18/01/2012 07:59
Subject:        Re: Shaping characters in upright orientation in vertical 
text flow
Sent by:        John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>



fantasai scripsit:

> "grapheme cluster" is a technical term meant to encompass, 
roughly-speaking,
> a "user-perceived character" (to quote UAX29). While Arabic letters may
> cursively join, a joined sequence is most definitely not considered a 
single
> "user-perceived character".

Fair enough.

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