From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 07 2004 - 17:56:35 CDT
From: "Peter Kirk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> By the way, any suggestion of making the QQ distinction with markup is
> ruled out by the principle recently expounded on the main Unicode list
> that separate markup cannot be applied to combining characters.
Isn't this need of allowing separate markup on combining characters
addressed by the current proposal to encode a invisible base character
(IBC), so that markup can be applied to a non defective combining sequence?
I understand that this proposed new character would more likely be used to
allow rendering isolated combining marks, without needing to encode their
spacing variant, but the sequence <IBC,combining mark> (now possibly
enclosed in markup) could become a candidate for possible ligaturing by
preceding it by a ZWJ, or for word-wrap exclusion with a leading WJ...
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