From: Ben Dougall (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 30 2003 - 18:19:12 EDT
On Friday, May 30, 2003, at 03:07 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> Ben Dougall scripsit:
>> why is it not categorised as white space then? or is it? doesn't look
>> like it is to me, but i'm not sure how to actually find out for sure.
> Well, um, it's not white: there is a dot in it.
i was just querying what philippe had said, and wondering why unicode's
categorising didn't match up with what he was saying:
> There seems to be a difference: leaders are expected to be written in
> sequences (sometimes long) to create a dotted line. The complete
> sequence of leaders then seems to be a form of tabulation (sort of
> whitespacing), and default ignorable, unlike the full stop which is a
> non ignorable punctuation (or a non ignorable decimal separator).
> So one-dot leaders can safely be replaced by spaces without affecting
> the semantic, unlike the full stop or the ellipsis.
that led me to ask, why it isn't categorised as white space.
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