Re: Yerushala(y)im - or Biblical Hebrew

From: Jony Rosenne (
Date: Wed Jul 23 2003 - 14:43:51 EDT

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    With all due respect, this kind of implementation issues is of secondary
    importance. The task of Unicode is to get the encoding right.

    A long time ago all the vendors insisted that Arabic shaping was impossible,
    then somebody did it and now it is standard.


    > -----Original Message-----
    > From:
    > [] On Behalf Of John Hudson
    > Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 5:34 AM
    > To: Rick McGowan
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    > Subject: SPAM: Re: Yerushala(y)im - or Biblical Hebrew
    > At 06:00 PM 7/22/2003, Rick McGowan wrote:
    > >A solution with CGJ has been proposed, which is very general
    > and can be
    > >applied to this and other such situations.
    > I get the impression that CGJ support is not very high on the list of
    > things going to be implemented any time soon by the
    > application developers
    > that matter to us. I'm not saying this is right, only that it raises
    > practical concerns about recommending this solution. Other control
    > characters that have been around longer may not pose this
    > problem, but may
    > still require updates to existing Hebrew engines. I'm
    > currently trying to
    > figure out what works and what does not in the existing
    > implementations.
    > We're already recommending ZWNJ to inhibit meteg +hataf vowel
    > ligation, but
    > this has problems because the control character breaks the
    > mark positioning
    > lookups. I've yet to determine whether this is a fault in the
    > font lookups,
    > the shaping engine, particular apps or text services,
    > or something fundamental to the architecture.
    > John Hudson
    > Tiro Typeworks
    > Vancouver, BC
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    > interviewing Robin Oakley, CNN's man in Europe, surrounded by
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