Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

Michael Kung (MKUNG@us.oracle.com)
06 May 97 07:45:12 -0700


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Date: 06 May 97 07:45:12 -0700
From: "Michael Kung <MKUNG.US.ORACLE.COM>" <MKUNG@us.oracle.com>
To: mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch
Subject: Re: "Difficult Characters" draft
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Correct.  The point here is that we need to define a canonical format or open 
format.  The current proposal is written with simple scripts in mind. 
 
Regards, 
 
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Date: 05 May 97 02:26:34
From:"Martin J. Duerst <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>
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Subject:Re: "Difficult Characters" draft
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On 4 May 1997, Michael Kung <MKUNG.US.ORACLE.COM> wrote:

> How about the BIDI support?  Should we allow the BIDI mark?

There are several BIDI marks. Their problem is that they don't
get transcribed well on paper :-(.

> How about 
> non-spacing mark? 

Some nonspacing marks will have to be allowed in some contexts.
An example is the ZWNJ (zero width non-joiner), which is needed
for writing Persian, and which works in this context. Others
have to be examined carefully, but disallowed or strongly
discouraged in most cases.


Regards,	Martin.


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