Re: ZWJ, ZWNJ, CGJ and combination

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 12:28:41 EST

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    On 10/11/2003 05:29, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    >I did not say the opposite (that normalization could change semantics).
    >But normalization does not work at the combining character sequence
    >level but at the starter sequence level, ...
    No, it does not, in the same sense that word level processing does not
    work with sequences of preceding space etc characters and alphabetic
    charaters, but only with the sequences of alphabetic characters. The
    preceding space etc functions as a delimiter but is not considered part
    of the word.

    >... and it bases the character identity
    >on this model, that excludes sequences of non-defective starter
    >sequences (such as non-defective combining sequences) of any semantic
    >constraints. Normalization effectively ignores combining sequences which
    >are only a part of the text.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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