Re: Korean compression (was: Re: Ternary search trees for Unicode dictionaries)

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Mon Nov 24 2003 - 23:41:42 EST

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    On 11/24/03 20:56, Christopher John Fynn wrote:

    >"Peter Kirk" <> wrote:
    >>This approach would certainly have simplified pointed Hebrew a lot, so
    >>much so that it could well be serious. After all, Ethiopic was encoded
    >>as a syllabary just because the vowel points happen to have become
    >>attached to the base characters. And we already have some precomposed
    >>Hebrew syllables, FB1D, FB1F, FB2E, FB2F. But I guess it is too late for
    >>a change now!
    >Please don't even think of it - acceptance of any proposal for precomposed
    >characters for one script would open the floodgates for similar proposals for
    >other scripts.
    I really don't think this is a good model for Hebrew anyway. Besides,
    if you think the weird exceptions of Biblical typesetting are a pain
    with the current cons+vow model, imagine what a nightmare they'd be with
    precomposed syllables.


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