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Re: [CSS21][css3-namespace][css3-page][css3-selectors][css3-content] Unicode Normalization

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2009 09:42:11 -0500
Message-ID: <49870643.7040607@mit.edu>
To: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
CC: public-i18n-core@w3.org, W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Andrew Cunningham wrote:
> Until UTN 11 v 3 is published i wouldn't normalise text in the Myanmar
> script.
> In a number of African languages it is useful to work with NFD data, esp
> if you also want to comply with certain AAA checkpoints in WCAG 2.0.

Andrew, forgive my ignorance, but does this mean that normalizing 
everything in the UA at parse-time (and normalizing the content of form 
fields that the user types in at typing time, of course) is not in fact 
a viable option?

> A text editor that doesn't normalise to NFC isn't broken. An ideal text
> editor gives teh user the choice on what normalisation form to use.

This in particular worries me, in light of the form input issue.

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