New Public Review Issue posted

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Fri Jan 16 2004 - 14:17:44 EST

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    The Unicode Technical Committee has posted a new issue for public review
    and comment. Details are on the following web page:


    Review periods for the new item closes on January 27, 2004.

    Please see the page for links to discussion and relevant documents.
    Briefly, the new issue is:

    Issue #27 Joiner/Nonjoiner in Combining Character Sequences

    Unicode 4.0 describes the structure of Khmer syllables, saying that they
    may contain an interior ZWJ. There is a problem with this that needs to be
    resolved in 4.0.1, because some of the characters later in the syllable can
    be combining characters. This paper describes a proposal with to fix this
    problem. As a part of the proposal, a choice has to be made among two

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            Rick McGowan
            Unicode, Inc.

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