Re: Proposal to add QAMATS QATAN to the BMP of the UCS

From: John Cowan (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 08:05:07 CDT

Mark E. Shoulson scripsit:

> What I mean is, qamats-qatan should behave as much like qamats as
> possible. So if I went through and edited my Biblical text to show
> qamats-qatans in the appropriate places, comparisons and rendering and
> all should still be the same. If qamats+dehi normalizes to dehi+qamats
> (I'm too lazy to look up if that's right), then presumably qamats-qatan
> + dehi should normalize to dehi+qamats-qatan. That way if I set my
> software, say, to compare qamats-qatan as equal to qamats (i.e. I don't
> want to make the distinction between the two in searching), my search
> will work just as well as if I'd never changed my text.

I agree entirely.

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