From: Ben Dougall (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 17 2003 - 07:47:03 EDT
On Saturday, May 17, 2003, at 01:18 am, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> Ben Dougall followed up:
>>>> anyone? : uca and collation to ascertain various possible character
>>>> groupings / catagorisations that are specific to various specified
>>>> languages? to get some other matches, more than just an absolute
>>>> or not absolute match?
> With the clarification that Ben provided below, it is now finally
> becoming clear what he is after.
:/ sorry for hazyness. if things like vowel/consonant group data were
available within unidode, i didn't want to not find out about it -
didn't want to cut myself off from that information.
> The answer is:
> Character Properties
character properties. sounds good to me.
> ............blishing was done by
> typographers used to French conventions.
> String ordering *is* an issue for which language-specific
> rules need to be established.
> Character classification, with few exceptions, is not.
right, i see how character categories do not depend on language, bar a
few edge cases as you mentioned.
i see. yup, all *very* useful and understandable information: thanks.
this has been a niggling question i've had for a while now, and now
have the answer: character properties and unicode character database.
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