From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Sep 21 2004 - 12:05:53 CDT
At 03:58 AM 9/21/2004, Peter Kirk wrote:
>On 20/09/2004 19:21, Asmus Freytag wrote:
>>PS for named sequences:
>>(the last part of the file name may change to NamedSequences*.txt).
>The draft data is actually at
For now, new drafts will change the numbering.
>Is the intention of these named sequences to list all sequences which are
>commonly considered to be units, although not treated as such by Unicode?
>There are certainly some in Hebrew - at least dotted shin, dotted sin and
>holam male, quite possibly all base characters with dagesh. Is the
>intention to name all sequences which actually occur as grapheme clusters?
>If so, a list of many thousands is needed for Hebrew.
I think that would be of little value, esp. with the fact that Hebrew is
not composed. Named sequences are useful to allow a sequence to be listed
as part of a repertoire that contains otherwise only atomic or pre-composed
>Where the sequence is supported as an alphabetic presentation form, e.g.
>FB2A, FB2B and FB4B, will there be an equivalent named sequence, or will
>the alphabetic presentation form name be used also for the sequence, or
>will there simply be no need to define a sequence? Two different names for
>the same thing could cause confusion.
It would. I think we are still haggling out those details - this stuff is
currently open for public review.
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