From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 15 2003 - 11:06:53 EDT
On 15/08/2003 07:57, Paul Nelson (TYPOGRAPHY) wrote:
>>This brings us back to the earlier quesion of whether it is
>>legitimate to use ZWJ or ZWNJ between combining marks
>It sure better be. This is done in Khmer for controlling register shift
>combinations for exception words. I have seen nothing in Unicode that
>states that the ZWJ/ZWNJ can only be used with base type characters.
Well, I understood that ZWJ/ZWNJ followed by a combining mark gives a
defective combining sequence, which is not illegal but whose rendering
is undefined - and which Uniscribe tends to render with a dotted circle.
Is that correct? But then I was advised that it was permissible to use
such a sequence for word initial holam male, as long as the font knows
to expect it.
I'm copying this to the main Unicode list as its relevance is wider than
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