Re: [BULK] - Re: markup on combining characters

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 15:41:52 CDT

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    On 09/09/2004 19:06, Mike Ayers wrote:

    > > From: Asmus Freytag []
    > > Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 6:05 PM
    > > At 05:53 PM 9/8/2004, Mike Ayers wrote:
    > > Amen. Would that include a discussion of the
    > > colored diacritics thing? Does the issue of markup colors
    > > vs. font colors even fall on Unicode ground?
    > >
    > > Should it?
    > No, it shouldn't. Unicode deals with characters, not parts of
    > characters, despite making use of character composition to form some
    > of those characters. As such, getting involved in sub-character
    > issues, such as how to color parts of characters, is out of scope.
    > That's how I see it. But of course, my vision doesn't mean much.
    > What does the UTC see? Is this still then an undecided issue?
    No one is talking about colouring part of a *character*, only part of a
    combining character sequence, i.e. something which the UTC has decided
    should be represented as a sequence of characters, not as an indivisible

    A small proportion of these combining character sequences are
    alternatively represented as precomposed characters. This doesn't apply
    to any of the Hebrew combining character sequences which prompted this
    discussion - except for a few for which there are precomposed
    presentation forms which are composition exceptions. But these
    alternative representations are irrelevant, especially for scripts to
    which they do not apply.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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