Re: FAQ entry (was: Looking for information on the UnicodeData file)

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Mar 07 2003 - 08:39:16 EST

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    On Friday, March 7, 2003, at 04:26 AM, Pim Blokland wrote:

    > Oh, in that case I must say I think the UnicodeData.txt file doesn't
    > do a
    > very good job.
    > For instance, the Danish ae (U+00E6) is not designated a ligature, but
    > the
    > Dutch ij (U+0133) is, even though the "a" and "e" are clearly fused
    > together, while the "i" and "j" aren't.

    John's description is a general one of what the character names mean.
    They are not, however, systematic or entirely consistent, nor are they
    expected to be, since different people speaking different languages
    often have different perceptions of what a symbol is.

    John H. Jenkins

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