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

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Mon Aug 11 2003 - 19:00:49 EDT

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Doug Ewell" <>
    To: "Unicode Mailing List" <>
    Cc: "Peter Kirk" <>; "Kenneth Whistler"
    Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 5:39 PM
    Subject: Re: Questions on ZWNBS - for line initial holam plus alef

    > 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
    > make.

    Not a mistake from me, sorry. From you yes: Peter Kirk probably wanted
    to speak about *spacing* diacritics (when coded with SPACE+NSM).
    There is no such *spacing* character in "Québec".

    Don't accuse me of something I did not say. And be more tolerant please
    with what is an obvious typo in the message from Peter Kirk. Instead of
    just flaming, could you better read the message and accept errors and
    correct them instead of sending such unconstructive replied.


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