In message <199910051506.IAA14215@unicode.org>
Frank da Cruz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 "É" - 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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