Re: Questions on ZWNBS - for line initial holam plus alef

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 11:39:45 EDT

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    Peter Kirk <peter dot r dot kirk at ntlworld dot com> wrote:

    > Thank you, Ken. Well, you make it sound as if the problems are
    > minimal, and that version I can just about accept. But if Philippe is
    > correct about what he says about UAX#29 and UAX#14, there are some
    > more serious problems. It is certainly highly inappropriate for
    > non-spacing diacritics to be considered word boundaries.

    Non-spacing diacritics had better not be word boundaries, otherwise a
    string like Québec (spelled with U+0301, as here) would be considered
    two words. I don't have time right now to look up the relevant
    properties and UAX's, but I sincerely hope this is just another
    "Philippe mistake" and not a general misinterpretation that anyone might

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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