Re: FW: New Public Review Issue: UAX #15

On Mon, 16 Jan 2006 19:07:32 +0900, Richard Ishida <> wrote:


I'm currently having a look at this. The main changes concern versioning,  
see section 3  
( ).

I don't see an issue in section 3.1 "Stability of Normalized Forms" which  
says "A normalized string is guaranteed to be stable: that is, once  
normalized, a string is normalized according to all future versions of  

I don't see an issue in section 3.3 "Guaranteeing Process Stability",  
which describes how corrigenda between versions of Unicode should be  

Corrigenda 2 and 3 (changes in normalization behavior of the character  
U+FB1D HEBREW LETTER YOD WITH HIRIQ, and U+F951 Normalization) are two  
example corrigenda which fall under section 3.3.

" Corrigendum #5: Normalization Idempotency fixed a problem in the  
description of the normalization process for some instances of particular  
sequences. Such instances never occur in meaningful text.". As a  
background to this corrigendum, there is a public review issue . It proposes the following  
change to definition D2:

"D2. In any character sequence beginning with a starter S, a character C  
is blocked from S if and only if there is some character B between S and  
C, and either B is a starter or it has the same or higher combining class  
as C."
The change is the insertion of "or higher".

The description of this corrigendum  
( mentions that problems  
arising from the old definition D2 have no "realistic scenarios [...] that  
would present such problems.".

I'm not sure about this corrigendum. I will take a closer look. Let's talk  
about it on a call.

Regards, Felix.

> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: New Public Review Issue: UAX #15
> The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public review  
> and
> comment. Details are on the following web page:
> Review period for the new item closes on January 31, 2005
> Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
> Briefly, the new issue is:
> Issue #86: UAX #15: Unicode Normalization Forms
> There are no substantive changes in this version of UAX #15. Sections  
> were
> added to clarify stability and versioning issues, and to make some
> formatting changes for Unicode 5.0.
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