Re: An attempt to focus the PUA discussion [long]

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 18:14:16 EDT

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    On 29/04/2004 13:18, Ernest Cline wrote:

    >... It simply is impossible
    >to simulate non-zero canonical combining class characters in Unicode
    >with anything other than a character with the appropriate canonical
    >combining class. ...

    True. But fortunately Unicode don't really need to worry about
    normalisation of PUA data, as this is surely out of its scope. So it
    would not be fatal to use class 0 combining characters in PUA scripts,
    and leave to the user any possible burden of ensuring that multiple
    combining marks are correctly ordered. It would be enough to indicate
    that a particular character is, or is currently being used as, a
    combining mark.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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