From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 18:22:19 EDT
> > These different uses for the same (or approximately same) glyphs
> Well, are the glyphs the same, or only approximately the same?
They are similar enough that they *can* be represented by the same glyph,
but that is not best practice. Best practice is to use right-holam when the
letter it is sitting on is a mater lectionis, left (normal) holam when it is
a consonant -- which cannot readily be determined on the fly.
> > Other typographic curiosities: The HEBREW POINT QAMATS [05B8] is used for
> > two Hebrew vowels...
> > The same comment goes for HEBREW POINT SHEVA...
> Same response.
I agree that neither of these is relevant to Unicode, any more than the
polyphonemic nature of English vowel letters.
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