From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 14:39:47 CDT
At 11:06 AM 9/9/2004, Mike Ayers wrote:
>how to color parts of characters, is out of scope.
A given diacritic can be a part of a character's glyph,
but _combining characters_ are characters, not merely part
Therefore, in principle, the question of how to encode text
streams that contain markup relevant to these characters is
at the intersection of Unicode and markup languages.
Like the other issues in http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr20/
it's not entirely outside the scope of the UTC to help settle
(if not actually define) best practices.
On the other hand, all aspects to *coloring* of characters
do not belong in the plain text stream - but that was not
I think suggested solutions that define markup that apply to
combining characters but place that markup outside of the
combining sequence would be a better answer than protocols
trying to put markup inside the combining character sequence.
My personal take is that the UTC might make a recommendation
to that effect, but it's not part of the standard proper.
It's not clear that the issue has practical urgency - if
I should be mistaken on that, I'd like to find out how and why.
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