Re: Merging combining classes, was: New contribution N2676

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Sun Oct 26 2003 - 21:45:59 CST

I remembered there was a lot of discussion about this case, which is why
I brought it up. Can someone remind me why ZWNBSP would be Bad for
this? Wrong RTL coding? (possibly, but it's weak, isn't it) Wrongly
indicates a word-break? (this is probably a problem.)


John Hudson wrote:

> At 04:37 PM 10/26/2003, Jony Rosenne wrote:
>> There is nothing unusual about this. The only problem is that while the
>> Hiriq is between the Lamed and the Mem and belongs to the missing
>> Yod, some
>> people insist that they see two vowels under the Lamed.
> No, the problem is not the positioning of the hiriq, which is easy to
> control, but the re-ordering of the hiriq and patah due to the fact
> that they are in separate combining classes, with the hiriq having a
> lower number. This is 'a claimed problem', and as should be clear from
> much previous discussion, far from everyone agrees with your
> suggestion that the missing Yod be encoded in some way. So this is a
> live issue, and not one that can simply be ignored because you've made
> up your mind what you think the solution should be.

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