From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 07 2003 - 14:06:01 EDT
On 06/08/2003 15:47, Philippe Verdy wrote:
>On Wednesday, August 06, 2003 11:48 PM, Peter Kirk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>OK, what kind of markup should I use, in any well-known markup
>>language, to ensure that an isolated diacritic is centred in the
>>space between the words before and after it?
>In plain text, I think that this encoding:
> ...endOfWord1, SPACE, SPACE, diacritic, SPACE,
>is what you need, as it creates the following combining sequences:
> <...endOfWord1>, <SPACE>, <SPACE, diacritic>, <SPACE>,
Thank you, Philippe. This is where we started. But I noted that some
current implementations render the space diacritic combination as a full
width space with the diacritic not centred over it. I suggested that
this was wrong, that the diacritic should be centred. Doug suggested I
used markup outside the scope of Unicode.
>Another similar case would be the use of a isolated nukta (which
>normally modifies a following base character): the sequence
><nukta, SPACE> is a single combining sequence with a break
>opportunity. So a sequence like <nukta, SPACE, acute accent>
>would be unbreakable but would include a break opportunity at its
>end, unless it is followed by a NBSP.
>And the sequence <nukta, NBSP, acute accent> would also be
>unbreakable either in the middle or on both ends.
Tell me more about these nuktas which modify a FOLLOWING base character.
This is just what I have been told is illegal, non-conformant or
something. But if this is allowed for nuktas, why shouldn't it be
allowed for Hebrew holam?
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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