From: Arthit Suriyawongkul (Arthit.Suriyawongkul@sun.com)
Date: Fri Oct 18 2002 - 04:20:47 EDT
Doug Ewell wrote:
> Arthit Suriyawongkul <Arthit dot Suriyawongkul at Sun dot COM> wrote:
> >> These 9 code positions (0xA0, 0xDB..0xDE, 0xFC..0xFF) appear to be
> >> undefined in TIS 620.2533. Reference  below does show a "word
> >> separator character" at 0xDC, which I interpret as U+200B ZERO WIDTH
> >> SPACE, but the other positions are still undefined. So this may not
> > does it mean 0xA0 / U+00A0 ?
> As you mentioned in your other message, ISO/IEC 8859-11 does assign
> U+00A0 NO-BREAK SPACE to code position 0xA0, but TIS 620 does not.
> If you are asking whether the "word separator character" I mentioned
> should be U+00A0, I don't think that would be a good idea for Thai since
> U+00A0 is supposed to be rendered as a visible space (like U+0020) but
> without breaking lines between the surrounding words. My understanding
> is that visible spaces are not used in Thai. So U+00A0 would do exactly
> the wrong thing for Thai, whereas U+200B would do the right thing
> (indicating a word boundary without displaying a space). This is also
> officially recommended by the Unicode Standard.
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
I think your idea is better, Doug :)
"word separator character" should be invisible, you're right.
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