RE: Suggestions in Unicode Indic FAQ

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Thu Jan 30 2003 - 13:20:20 EST

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    Keyur Shroff wrote:
    > > However, I totally agree with Kent that this funny
    > rendering is *not* a
    > > requirement of the Unicode standard, as Keyur Shroff seems
    > to suggest. It
    > > is just an example of many "several methods [that] are
    > available to deal
    > > with" strange sequences.
    > A sequence should not be treated as "strange" sequence if it has been
    > written intentionally. It may have some contextual meaning.

    I said "strange" in the sense of character sequences that are not part of
    the ordinary spelling of any language. In fact, a thing like a matra
    floating in the air or on a dotted circle is something that you'd only see
    in a text (not necessarily *in* an Indian language) which talks about
    spelling, character sets, and the like.

    > Also, what is good or bad is also subjective. It may also
    > vary from one script to another.

    Yes, but what is mandatory and what is not in Unicode sciould not be too
    much subjective, else we could not call it a "standard".

    _ Marco

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