Re: Yerushala(y)im - or Biblical Hebrew: meteg

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 13:23:37 EDT

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    At 04:00 PM 7/28/2003, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >>No. I have no objection to encoding one more meteg character,
    >>as has been proposed, if it is reliably distinguished from
    >>the existing meteg. John Hudson has already argued that
    >>that is enough to enable dealing with the rest of the
    >>rendering distinctions contextually.

    >I understood that there were serious problems with John Hudson's proposal
    >because ZWNJ as a non-combining character is not suitable for inhibiting
    >ligation of a pair of combining characters. If this is true, we have the
    >choice of using some combining character e.g. CGJ either to inhibit or to
    >indicate ligation, or of defining three new characters for the three
    >combinations of meteg in the middle of a hataf vowel.

    I believe Ken's comment at the time was that the standard does not clearly
    specify whether ZWNJ can be used to inhibit ligation of combining
    characters, and that clarification would be necessary.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC

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