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Re: Strawman proposal for UTR #50: Unicode Properties for Vertical Text Layout

From: Eric Muller <emuller@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:08:09 -0700
Message-ID: <4E863DC9.2020904@adobe.com>
To: <www-style@w3.org>
On 9/30/2011 1:59 PM, Koji Ishii wrote:
>> U+FF21 A FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A +
>> U+20DD ◌⃝ COMBINING ENCLOSING CIRCLE will be upright.
> Right. My point is that U+2460 is decomposed to U+0031 20DD by NFKD. U+2474 is U+0028 0031 0029. NFKD changing glyph orientation isn't great, but I don't know how to solve this.

IMHO, NFK* is just a disaster. It mixes very different foldings, with 
very different notions and degrees of "sameness". I am not aware of any 
process where it's useful, other than when mandated by a specification 
(e.g. IDNA).

There has been an attempt to "break it apart" and define well-targeted, 
independent foldings, but it proved to be too difficult to standardize that.

> It's great to hear that the definition is no longer per-block, and it 
> sounds like a great way to go. Can't wait to see it.

  I just an inch away from being to make it public, but I have to go 
through the due process. Sorry to keep you waiting.

Eric.
Received on Friday, 30 September 2011 22:08:49 GMT

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