From: Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 09 2003 - 20:47:32 EST
On 2003.02.25, 19:36, Asmus Freytag <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 12:55 PM 2/25/03 +0000, Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin wrote:
> > Most (all?) of them are composable, either by means of letter +
> > slash (OSLI) or by ZWJ (for things like "Pta" or "Pts", if
> > anything),
> Using ZWJ for such things is frowned upon. The ZWJ [is] not a general
> purpose compositor.
Sorry. I mean such an invisible character that would keep those letters
toghether, even when the inter-character space is expanded, like as if
they were in the same "lead type". (The same thing I'd use decompose
U+0133 into i+THING+j.)
What Unicode character should be used for this, then?
> The ZWJ may be used to request a ligature between two characters,
Isn't this the role of CGJ (combining grapheme joiner)? «Indicates that
the adjoining characters are to be treated as a graphemic unit.»
> For example, before the introduction of the euro, most European
> currencies did not have a unique symbol, but were spelled out by a
> string containing an abbreviation of the name of the currency. (e.g.
> DM for the German Mark, BF for Belgian Francs, etc.).
In Portugal, f.i., we used U+0024 as the *decimal point* with two fixed
decimal digits (though lately there were no valid coins bellow 1$00),
but money sums were sometimes identifed by "Esc."; more so when the
proper decimal point symbol was not avaliable.
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