From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 16:59:16 EDT
At 15:41 -0500 2003-07-29, Peter_Constable@sil.org wrote:
>Jony Rosenne wrote on 07/29/2003 03:21:08 PM:
>> The only thing established is that this artifact has been used in
>> several manuscripts, one of many similar artifacts, to aid the
>> understanding of the text. And the correct vehicle to convey such
>> artifacts is markup.
>You say this as if it's objective truth. Now, if I see Latin-script text
>with a diacritic comma above in some places but also a comma above and a
>little to the right, the correct vehicle to convey these "artifacts" is the
>pair of distinct characters, U+0313 COMBINING COMMA ABOVE and U+0315
>COMBINING COMMA ABOVE RIGHT. Apparently, in the case of Latin, it was not
>considered an objective truth that the correct vehicle is markup.
If it comes to having an above-Hebrew-thingy and a
next-to-Hebrew-thingy or having it be done by markup, I certainly
would prefer the character-based solution.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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