From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 11:53:22 EDT
Philippe said on June 27, 2003 at 10:25 AM
> On Friday, June 27, 2003 3:23 PM, Karljürgen Feuerherm
> > I REALLY think that option 1 [FIX the combining classes] should be
beaten to death with a stick,
> > then beaten to death again, before settling for one of the others.
> Do you then propose to create a specific character, for use within the
Hebrew script only, as a way to specify an alternate order for hebrew
cantillation? In that case, it would be more appropriate to define new
standard variants of these cantillation marks, and list them in the
supported variants, to be used specially for Biblic Hebrew.
To be honest, I'm out of my depth with the details of the technical
solution, so I will leave it to the properly knowledgeable like e.g. John
Hudson and so on to reply to your analysis of my general conception.
Basically, I simply wanted to make a 'general principle' comment based on my
experience in other areas of software development because at times one can
get very involved in the gory details and I felt that a step back and global
summary of what I'm hearing by and large might be helpful. (And one learns
by interacting, at a certain point. I'm bound to make mistakes in the
Essentially, I understand and appreciate John Cowan's concern/WG2's
intransigeance (?) about stability, and the promises (however it was done)
by Unicode in that regard and so on, and I don't deprecate that in the
least. But, I agree with Michael that one should at least ask the
appropriate persons if possible, and if there is no way to get concession
(one should aim for a general principle, in case this sort of concern comes
up in another area later, so as not to have to go to bat ANOTHER time), THEN
one should go to one of these other, in principle less desirable
'solutions'. (But one can still dialogue about them in the interim.)
And in any case this should NOT muck things up which aren't broken, like MH.
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