From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Jul 18 2004 - 12:43:23 CDT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
> Sent: Sunday, July 18, 2004 2:51 PM
> To: 'Unicode List'
> Subject: RE: Folding algorithm and canonical equivalence
> At 13:00 +0300 2004-07-18, Jony Rosenne wrote:
> > > Jony is arguing to extend AccentFolding to Hebrew (fold to
> >> unpointed). His
> >> suggestion is to fold *all* combining marks used with Hebrew in
> >> that case. I want to double check that he really means
> all combining
> >> marks in the
> > > Hebrew block, or just some of them.
> >I did mean all. All points and cantillation marks in Hebrew
> are optional.
> In the Hebrew language, perhaps. But in other languages, like
> Yiddish, which use the Hebrew script, at least some points are NOT
> optional, and "dropping" them causes textual corruption and loss of
Dropping them always causes loss of data. This type of sentence is known as
If folding is not suitable for Yiddish texts or Biblical texts or ancient
Greek texts or any other text then I suggest that the user of said text
seriously considers not using folding.
> Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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