Re: Proposal for addition of CONSONANT BASE MARKER to the BMP

Date: Tue Dec 03 2002 - 16:44:43 EST

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    On 12/02/2002 10:40:16 AM "Andy White" wrote:

    >Please see and comment on my first rough draft proposal for the new CBM
    >Question: Is there a better name for this character?
    >Would there be any use for it in non-Indic scripts?

    This seems to be adding one additional shaping control for Indic scripts. I
    don't think there's any obvious application to non-Indic scripts, but if we
    had one more shaping control and something came up for some non-Indic
    script, then someone could well suggest the two functions be controlled by
    the same character.

    Mind you, there *is* a way to add a new Indic shaping control function
    without adding a new character: shaping behaviours are defined for virama +
    ZWJ and virama + ZWNJ; it would be possible to define Indic shaping
    behaviours for virama + ZWJ + ZWNJ, and other shaping functions using other

    Just mentioning possibilities...

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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