Re: Biblical Hebrew

Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 05:22:29 EDT

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    Rick McGowan wrote on 06/26/2003 05:52:32 PM:

    > The *best* thing to do, in my personal opinion and I know it'll get shot
    > down so don't bother telling me so, is to fix the combining classes of
    > Hebrew points.

    In discussing these issues among Biblical Hebrew implementers, content
    providers and users, I have had to explain repeatedly why UTC doesn't want
    to consider this. It is completely obvious to them that this is the right
    solution. Even on explaining the impact on normalization, the response is
    that there is no impact since implementations and content using Unicode do
    not yet exist.

    (And then, on the other side, I'm asked to explain why other solutions are
    kludges? Two different worlds with completely different sets of

    > Since the combining classes can't be fixed because we have the
    > normalization-stability albatross firmly down our gullets and will
    > be choking on that, the next best thing is to use a ZWJ. Problem solved.
    > Just document it.

    I think it would be better to create a new character for this purpose than
    to use ZWJ in yet another way.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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