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

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 13:58:49 EDT

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    On 11/08/2003 06:59, Jon Hanna wrote:

    >There are only two theoretical problems that I can see here, the first is
    >that a whitespace character other than space gets converted to space by
    >attribute value normalisation, and that this changes the meaning of the text
    >in some way. This could only occur if the combining character were the first
    >character in a line of text, which is quite a nonsensical construct to begin
    Not at all! Imagine a tutorial on a language, which might well list the
    accents used, in a format like this:

    ` (grave accent) is used with a, e and o, and indicates more open
    ^ (circumflex accent) is used with any vowel, and indicates lengthening

    So far so good, but when I get to an accent with no predefined spacing
    variant, I have a problem!

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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