Re: character groupings in various languages

From: Ben Dougall (
Date: Sat May 17 2003 - 07:47:03 EDT

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    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
    >>>> match
    >>>> 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.

    thanks-a-lot :)

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