Re: Unicode support

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 18:18:11 CDT

R.C. Bakhuizen van den Brink [Rein] <>
> In the mean time having devised normalised forms which means that all
> precomposed is to be deprecated sooner [rather] or/than later.

Most probably later rather than sooner. Simply because XML recommands the NFC
form and not the NFD form... As well as many other de-jure official standards or
de-facto proprietary standards.

NFC is still much more often supported than NFD, at least with Latin, Greek and
Cyrillic, even if both should be canonically equivalent (it's obvious that for
now and for again a long time, they won't be rendered equivalently as they

For the long term, a prefered NFC form means that none of the precomposed
characters will be deprecated, as well as none of their decomposed constituants.

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