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

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:27:36 +0000
To: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>, "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <9fubs4poqui2s46mhvtfit4u.1405639653817@email.android.com>
Yep. That's one of the things that CharMod antedates which the new definition could benefit from (as fantasai's already does)

(Typed on my Fire HDX)

On July 17, 2014, at 4:21PM, John Cowan wrote:

Phillips, Addison scripsit:

> What the Unicode Standard actually defines is default grapheme
> clustering. Some languages require tailoring to this default. For
> example, a Slovak user might wish to treat the default pair of grapheme
> clusters "ch" as a single grapheme cluster.

It may be worth taking into account that current versions of UTR 29
have split default grapheme clusters into legacy grapheme clusters (for
backward compatibility) and extended grapheme clusters (which incorporate
spacing as well as non-spacing combining marks, and are recommended).

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