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

From: Andrew Cunningham <andrewc@vicnet.net.au>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 10:59:24 +1100
Message-ID: <498788DC.3060206@vicnet.net.au>
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@amazon.com>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, "public-i18n-core@w3.org" <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>


Phillips, Addison wrote:
>
>> It sounds like there are plenty good reasons for someone to be
>> using escapes to insert combining marks.
>>     
>
> Yes. The usual reason, though, is that the document's character encoding doesn't support the character. Browsers, for example, often substitute an escape for a character that can't be represented in the current document encoding. Using UTF-8, of course, avoids that. Other reasons may have to do with the storage and processing of the document.
>   
Added to that is also the fact that for languages that need to use or do 
use combining diacritics, its much easier to just type the character on 
the keyboard than going to the effort of typing in an escape for that 
character. And makes the source code much more easy to read and edit.

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