Re: Korean Line breaking and Editorial Tracking

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Wed Feb 21 2001 - 12:56:28 EST

On Tue, 13 Feb 2001, Julie Doll Allen wrote:


Thank you for your kind answer.

> Just to let you know, Ken Whistler and I both filed away your comments
> and those of others about p. 124. As the editor for 4.0, I've flagged
> that passage for discussion in the editorial committee once we begin
> revising 3.0 for 4.0, so the matter was not ignored. Sometimes things
> do get lost or overlooked, so it doesn't hurt to remind us, but we
> certainly try to track such issues.

I might have been a bit too much alarmed to find that UAX #14 on the
line breaking properties (issued in August 2000 several months after I
discussed the issue on the list) have more or less the same problem with
TUS 3.0. As Mark Davis suggested, I guess I need to contact its author
directly to talk about the issue.

In addition, I was also wondering why it hadn't made it into Unicode
3.1. Is it because a minor version change like from 3.0 to 3.1 is not
supposed to deal with the issue in question or is there any other reason?
I'm worried that leaving what's in p.124 of TUS 3.0 until 4.0 is released
may lead to too many instances of incorrect implementation of Korean
line breaking. What would you say is the best way to address this
concern? Perhaps, asking Asmus Freytag to revise UAX #14 as necessary
is the best.

Thanks again for your clarification,


Jungshik Shin

P.S. It would be nice if you can notify the person who raises an issue
to be considered for next edition of TUS that it's flagged as such.
That way, (s)he would be assured that the issue is not ignored.

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