Thanks for the info. For the particular situation (a temporary
use), I've chosen to follow practice B, but I've told the user
that in the long term this may not be the best solution. I'm
still interested in hearing more debate on this in order to
know how to make that longer-term decision when the time comes.
From: email@example.com AT internet on 08/27/99 03:22 PM
Received on: 08/27/99
To: Peter Constable/IntlAdmin/WCT, firstname.lastname@example.org AT
Subject: Encoding polytonic Greek
Peter Constable asked:
> - U+1F0C (capital alpha w/ psili and oxia) has a canonical
> decomposition of 0391 0313 0301
> - U+1FCE U+0391 has a canonical decomposition of 1FBF 0301
> which has a compatibility decomposition of 0020 0313 0301
>Q: Which approach should be considered preferable?
Greek users have always used both practices for input of
diacritics+capitals. However, practice A (U+1F0C) is the rule,
while practice B (U+1FCE U+0391) is th
exception, caused by font-specific problems (lack of accented
capitals in some codepages/printer fonts or ugly glyphs in
low-res fixed fonts). I would go for practice A, but leave
option B available for input if possible. For example, the
texts in <http://www.gospel.gr> use practice B.
and Rick McGowan commented:
> The clearest way to encode polytonic Greek text is to avoid
using all the
> extended precomposed stuff. Use fully decomposed sequences.
> Some people might have a different opinion, of course.
Well, it is true that the tendency in Greece is to use the
of Greek and Greek Extended and not decomposed sequences. For a
number of reason
I don't see decomposed sequences for Greek implemented in the
near future (at least in Greece and Cyprus where the large user
Iris Media Internet Solutions.
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