Michael Forgey wrote:
> So Unicode and ISO do not place any restrictions on what can be considered
> to be a "legal" text stream; but, there is a lot of discussion in the
> Unicode manual regarding various encoding issues such as those for the
> Devanagari and Tamil scripts. These discussions explain the "correct" or
> "required" encoding patterns to follow in order to support these rendering
> phenomena. Is that a true statement?
Well put. All streams are created legal, but there are some streams
we do not know how to render, or cannot render even if we "know how"
(i.e. A followed by one million COMBINING CIRCUMFLEXes). Fortunately,
there is much that can be done with plain text besides render it.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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