RE: Hexadecimal digits?

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Nov 11 2003 - 18:30:56 EST

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    Jill Ramonsky wrote:

    I infer some confusion among contributors to this thread, some of whom
     still talking to me as though I'm only interested in a sort algorithm
    and nothing else.

    No, but it has been the only reasonable issue that has come up in this
    entire discussion.
    Ken Whistler wrote:

    You could, of course, avoid this problem if the "DIGIT COMBINING
    LIGATURE" were
    actually just a visible symbol, rather than an invisible format control
    that would have
    dubious support in most platform software. For example, you could simply
    make use
    of an existing symbol and *define* it to be your {digit combining
    ligature} symbol.
    Thus, for "2F", you could have, e.g.:


    where is defined as a digit composition operator,

    Maybe COMBINING DOUBLE BREVE would be a more expected choice
    of duodigit composer, and the normal display would be just fine.
    (As I mentioned, ordering rules can be made to handle that with
    a suitable prehandling and a suitable tailoring, using existing
    mechanisms for the latter. One could instead build this directly into
    the key calculation, but that goes outside of what 14651 says.)
            /kent k

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