From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 05 2004 - 01:13:00 CST
Chris Harvey wrote,
> I'm working on a language which uses grapheme clusters (e.g. or ).
> The speakers want it so these clusters are treated as single "letters" in
> character counts as well as for backspacing. So a word like "kwang" could
> be deleted with three backspace keystrokes.
Does the written language use upper and lower case? If so, would the word
"kwang" be capitalized "Kwang" or "KWang"?
> The users seem determined to put the entire alphabet into the PUA, thus
> making a single character for , , etc. I would like to be
> able to present them with something that works and avoid this kind of
(Interesting how my ISP's "WebMail" is dropping the material which was in
angle brackets, even though I'm replying in plain text.)
If your users wanted to change their orthography (probably a big IF), they
could use single characters like the ENG for "ng" and maybe the "ij ligature"
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