RE: Still can't work out whats a "canonical decomp" vs a "compat ibility decomp"

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Thu May 08 2003 - 10:08:52 EDT

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    Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
    > Another potential Gedankenexperiment would of course be a
    > Cleanencoding, but I guess the WCode is already quite
    > good an attempt in that direction (though I must admit
    > that the WTF encoding makes me grimace a bit :-)

    Here is Markus' Wcode, for the benefit of new list members:


    Also worth of notice is Jonathan Coxhead's radical "Atomic Theory of


    It is curious that at least one of Jonathan's humorous ideas seems to have
    found its way to the standard: SEMANTIC VARIANT (cmp. VARIATION
    SELECTOR-1..16). Also see SEMANTIC BENGALI, SEMANTIC LAO, etc. (cmp.
    Plane-14 language tags) and SEMANTIC LIGATURE (cmp. ZERO WIDTH LIGATOR,

    _ Marco

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