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

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Wed Aug 13 2003 - 17:52:27 EDT

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    From: "Peter Kirk" <>
    > I note that there is no line break opportunity in <space, NBSP>. But
    > there one after the space in <space, RLM, NBSP>? If so, <RLM, NBSP,
    > combining character> has a third advantage, that it gives the right
    > break opportunity when this sequence is word initial, which it
    > do without the RLM.

    How can we be so complicated when a new base character with
    the needed properties would be much simpler and easier to support
    in implementations?

    What is wrong with the encoding of new recommanded alternatives
    to SPACE or NBSP, i.e. an invisible symbol, an invisible LTR letter,
    an invisible RTL letter? This way we can fix some issues in the current
    text of UAX'es but recommand that new writers use a new base
    character which will behave correctly without those too complex
    hacks that users and implementers won't understand.

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