From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jan 08 2003 - 11:40:02 EST
Sinnathurai Srivas <avarangal at hotmail dot com> wrote:
> ie, with rendering enabled one can not have ksh, but only x.
> without rendering only ksh is possible and not x.
"Without rendering," neither is possible. As I tried to explain last
July 22, the term "rendering" refers to the general process of mapping
characters to glyphs. The process you are talking about is "complex
> An analogy is
> en in English is a single consonant (though written as en), but
> en in penguin is two independent consonants.
How can "en" in "English" be considered a single consonant? It's
pronounced [ɪŋ], a vowel (U+026A) followed by a consonant (U+014B). The
g is pronounced separately: [ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ].
A better analogy would be:
sh in hogwash is a single consonant (though written as sh), but
sh in hogshead is two independent consonants.
There may be merit in adding this new "x" character (or perhaps the
problem could be solved with ZWNJ or ZWJ), but Michael is correct:
although it's a good idea to discuss it on the list first, nothing will
be considered for addition unless a proper proposal is written and
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