Re: Prompts: (was RE: A basic question on encoding Latin characters)

From: Kevin Bracey (
Date: Tue Oct 05 1999 - 11:30:42 EDT

In message <>
          Frank da Cruz <> wrote:

> But again, regardless of the likelihood that a prompt will end with a
> composed character, if the script execution engine is based on Unicode,
> it must either violate Unicode rules (by ignoring the POSSIBILITY that a
> combining character will follow) or else risk false positives and deadlocks.

You may note from a message from Mark Davis in a parallel discussion that
violating the Unicode rules has already been done for XML in the case of
character entities such as "&Eacute;" - the ";" terminates the entity,
regardless of any following combining characters. It appears there is
acceptance in some areas for only looking at base characters, not complete
combining character sequences...

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