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Re: [css-syntax] Defining "character"

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:16:36 +0200
To: Simon Sapin <simon.sapin@exyr.org>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <c6rh09p50rft7um6sq8u7jo2ikmmc26m4d@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Simon Sapin wrote:
>2. Have a normative definition near the beginning like this: "Within 
>this specification, the ambiguous term <dfn>character</dfn> is used as a 
>friendlier synonym for Unicode code point." This is what CSS Text does, 
>except that there "character" means grapheme cluster rather than code point.

The term is not ambiguous if it is normatively defined. Do note that the
surrogate code points are code points; if you do not want to include the
surrogate code points, the term to use is usually Unicode Scalar Value.
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