Re: [hebrew] Re: Holam background document

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Thu Aug 05 2004 - 11:57:24 CDT

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    From: "Peter Kirk" <>
    > > These characters are also ignored except with respect to specific,
    > > defined processes; for example, ZERO WIDTH NON-JOINER is ignored in
    > > collation.
    > And the example is precisely the case which concerns me most. The
    > preference for HOLAM is that the distinction between the two should be
    > "ignored except with respect to specific, defined processes", and the
    > easiest way to do that is to distinguish between them with a default
    > ignorable character, like ZWNJ or a variation selector.

    Another good point Peter: ZWNJ will not be suitable to make distinctions
    between holam male and vav haluma, as this distinction is lost in every
    collation... How can we accept that loss of semantic during collation, when
    this should be clearly tailorable?

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