Re: Biblical Hebrew (Was: Major Defect in Combining Classes of Tibetan Vowels)

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 14:12:53 EDT

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    At 10:20 AM 6/27/2003, John Cowan wrote:

    > > What if the request to change the Hebrew combining classes came *from* W3C
    > > and/or IETF? I'm not saying that this is likely, but I'm wondering whether
    > > they might, in fact, not insist on stability for characters for which
    > > normalisation is currently broken anyway?
    >The normalization is not broken from the point of view of the "stability
    >community". They consider it more important that there be a fixed rule,
    >than what the content of the rule is. Google for "stare decisis" for
    >much more on this point of view in general.

    Fair enough. I made my suggestion before reading all of your exchange with

    John Hudson

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