From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jul 15 2004 - 11:26:24 CDT
That is a red herring. Whether or not two characters are distinct in NFD --
or NFC -- is completely orthogonal to whether they are considered a single
unit in various processes, such as collation, searching, and matching.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <email@example.com>
To: "Alexander Savenkov" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2004 06:04
Subject: Re: Importance of diacritics
> On 15/07/2004 13:21, Alexander Savenkov wrote:
> > ...
> >>By contrast, и and й are not interfiled.
> >I can’t see why you put these as an example. They are completely
> >different letters (vowel and consonant), notwithstanding their similar
> >look. ...
> I used these as an example because in Unicode й canonically decomposes
> to и and breve, just like ё canonically decomposes to е plus diaeresis
> (or umlaut? not sure what German bibliographers would make of this one),
> and a diacritic folding would automatically fold й with и as well as ё
> with е. I presume the former folding would be unacceptable to Russians,
> at least in some contexts.
> Peter Kirk
> email@example.com (personal)
> firstname.lastname@example.org (work)
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