Suzanne M. Topping wrote:
> I have a few ideas for fictional proposals to use as examples (my room
> layout idea, and Mark's 3-D Mr. Potato Head representation),
> but I could use another one or two if anyone feels creative.
Today I don't feel very creative, perhaps because deliberating inventing bad
ideas does not appeal too much to my creativeness. :-)
But perhaps I have some suggestions for the less creative part of the FAQ,
which is: listing the existing policies for excluding some classes of
In my understanding, a few such policies are:
- No precomposed ligatures which can be encoded using a sequence of existing
character (possibly joined by ZWJ's);
- No precomposed "accented characters" which can be composed using an
existing character and one or more existing combining diacritics;
- No clones of existing characters whose sole purpose is making a *logical*
differentiation from some existing characters (e.g., hex digits looking
identical to existing characters "0..9" and "A...F"; or a symbol for "meter"
looking identical to Latin "m");
- No clones of existing characters whose sole purpose is making a
*graphical* differentiation from some existing characters (e.g., a Serbian
letter "t", disunified from Russian on the basis that italics looks
different in the two languages);
- No presentation glyphs for shapes that can already be obtained using
regular characters in conjunction with ZWJ or ZWNJ.
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