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Re: comments on Character Model for the World Wide Web: String Matching and Searching

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:27:45 +0100
Message-ID: <53A32BA1.5020802@emi.ac.ma>
To: Matitiahu Allouche <matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com>, www-international@w3.org
On 6/19/14 2:51 PM, Matitiahu Allouche wrote:
> 11) In 2.2 table of Compatibility Equivalence, the third example is 
> labelled "Cursive forms". I think that this would be better labelled 
> "character shapes". Rationale: the example shows various shapes of an 
> Arabic letter. But similar examples could be taken from final versus 
> non-final shapes of some Hebrew letters, or from the final versus 
> non-final shapes of the Greek sigma letter. Hebrew and Greek are not 
> cursive scripts, so the issue here is having position-dependent 
> shapes, not cursiveness.

Cursiveness may illustrate well the change in the shape according to the 

Regards, Najib

> To avoid mixing the 2 issues, I suggest to label this line "Character 
> shapes" (or something equivalent) and to take as examples letters from 
> Hebrew or from Greek.
> *--*
> *Shalom (Regards),  Mati*
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