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Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-308: Definition of 'grapheme cluster'

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:42:50 +0000
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B262541D-5A0A-466B-9AF0-6A245A534370@gluesoft.co.jp>
Thank you for the feedback and the suggestion.

Referring to UAX#29 here is a good idea, but could you confirm your intention of the suggested change?

* “further tailor” to “extend grapheme cluster boundaries” looks like you’re suggesting to prohibit shrinking grapheme cluster boundaries, but I suppose it’s not your intention, is it? Isn’t “tailor” more appropriate word to use here, in terms of giving more flexibilities to implementers, and it’s the word widely used in UAX#29?
* Is your intention of adding “as identified by the content’s language” to prohibit tailoring unless content language is specified? My thought was that it’s better not to have such restrictions from I18N perspective. Do I misunderstand your suggestion?

/koji


On Jan 25, 2014, at 3:15 AM, Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com> wrote:

> State:
>    OPEN WG comment
> Product:
>    CSS3-text
> Raised by:
>    Addison Phillips
> Opened on:
>    2013-12-06
> Description:
>    1. Section 1.3: The description of "grapheme cluster" feels abbreviated and terse. Of particular concern to me is this sentence:
> 
>    --
>    The UA may further tailor the definition as required by typographical tradition.
>    --
> 
>    We think this could be clearer, perhaps by saying something similar to:
> 
>    --
>    The UA may extend grapheme cluster boundaries as required by the typographical traditions, as identified by the content's language. [See discussion of "extended graphame cluster" in Section 3 of UAX#29]
>    --
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