Re: Public Review Issue #27

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Feb 09 2004 - 17:25:56 EST

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    > Was any decision made at the UTC meeting concerning Public Review Issue
    > #27? I ask because I am waiting to encode a text which needs to use ZWJ
    > and ZWNJ within combining character sequences (and for which there is
    > already publicly available font support!), but I don't want to do
    > anything which is not acceptable Unicode.

    Yes, that issue was decided.

    The UTC decided to allow ZWJ/ZWNJ to occur in combining character

    The UTC decided *not* to change the General Category of
    ZWJ/ZWNJ, so their General Category will stay Cf, and not
    shift to Mn.

    The upshot of that is that the formal definition of
    "combining character sequence" will need to be modified slightly
    to account for the possible occurrence of ZWJ/ZWNJ in one.
    Several other modifications will be made to data files to
    makes things consistent for Unicode 4.0.1.

    The Public Review Issues page will be updated soon with all the
    resolutions of these issues from the UTC meeting last week.


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