Re: Mixed up priorities

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Sun Oct 24 1999 - 04:44:53 EDT

At 00:22 24/10/1999 -0700, Otfried Cheong wrote:
>Long-s versus ordinary s is exactly the same distinction as KAF versus
>FINAL KAF, TSADI versus FINAL TSADI, etc. in Hebrew, yet those do not
>have a compatibility decomposition. Why?

1. Compatibility with existing standards, such as 8859-8.

2. Compatibility with a huge installed base.

3. It is not exactly the same, since in Hebrew there are many exceptions to
the rule and it is quite complicated or even not possible to decide
algorithmically which letter to use.


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