Re: Brahmic list ? (was: Oriya: mba / mwa ?)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Nov 29 2003 - 21:14:10 EST

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > I've tried to experiment a collation algorithm to implement UCA by the
    > same system as used in UCD decompositions, but with added (and
    > sometimes modified) decompositions. This system creates new "code
    > points" needed to represent only <font> compatibility differences,
    > ligatures, or alternate forms, as a decomposition of the existing
    > compatibility character, into more basic characters exposed with
    > primary differences in UCA, plus these new characters given "variable"
    > collation weights, which may be ignorable in applications which ignore
    > extra levels. This encoding uses a 31 bit code space, which is still
    > highly compressible, but still representable with the UTF-8 TES (but
    > they are not containing Unicode code points) or similar ad-hoc
    > representation.

    Please don't use UTF-8 to encode anything other than Unicode code

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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