From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 20:01:39 CDT
Insofar as both AL and NS are informative properties, how much does in matter?
I cannot find any discussion of the Thai fongman in NECTEC's book on typography. It is described in the names list as a bullet. The Royal Institute's Thai dictionary defines ┐═ž┴Đ╣ as "name of a type of symbolů used in old books to mark the beginning of a section [this word can also mean a paragraph or verse, or blank lines separating them] or the start of a line [either poetry or prose]". So, the description "bullet" seems reasonable.
Other bullets have a breaking class of AL, so that seems appropriate for the Thai fongman.
I have no info regarding the Khmer counterpart.
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