Re: Questions on ZWNBS

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Aug 04 2003 - 17:21:30 EDT

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    On 04/08/2003 13:39, Kenneth Whistler wrote:

    >In other words, if what you need is to glue things together,
    >i.e. a zero width no-break space *function*, then use
    >U+2060. If what you need is a BOM for the encoding scheme
    >specifications, then use U+FEFF.
    >What is *discouraged*, but not prohibited, of course, is
    >using U+FEFF for a zero width no-break space *function*,
    >precisely because that interacts so confusingly with
    >the BOM.
    And what if you need a ZWNBS function for something other than gluing
    things together? For example, as a carrier for a string or line initial
    diacritical mark when no spacing is required? This is one of the
    suggestions for some of the Hebrew problems, but I have had no response
    to my suggestion of using U+2060, which is inappropriately named for the
    function I have in mind.

    Peter Kirk

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