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Re: Urgent call for clarification of Armenian numbering rules

From: Thomas Phinney <thomas.phinney@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:01:21 -0800
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0901291601r7c8f2e65r6cfa06ca46ac0196@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14@comhem.se>
Cc: unicode@unicode.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, kode@hotbox.ru, www-style@w3.org

It seems that the patiw being spacing rather than combining is an
error in Unicode.  :(

Search for "patiw" here:
http://www.evertype.com/standards/hy/n1395tech.html
"This is a combining character."

Hrant Papazian writes:
"The mistake has persisted probably because
nobody uses the patiw, because nobody puts
a -usable- patiw in a font, because pre-OpenType it
was impossible to render such a floating mark.
Not to mention that the patiw is a very archaic
character that always looks old-fashioned."

Regards,

T

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Kent Karlsson
<kent.karlsson14@comhem.se> wrote:
>
> Den 2009-01-29 21.35, skrev "Thomas Phinney" <thomas.phinney@gmail.com>:
>
>> More from Hrant Papazian on Armenuan numbering:
>
>>> 3. is the glyph that indicates values over 9,999 a circumflex or a line
>>
>> My educated guess is something like U+055F
>
> 055F;ARMENIAN ABBREVIATION MARK;Po;0;L;;;;;N;;;;;
>
> This is a spacing punctuation character, not a mark above.
>
>    /kent k
>
>
>
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