From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Nov 27 2004 - 00:38:08 CST
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> [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Hudson
> Sent: Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:21 AM
> To: 'Unicode Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: No Invisible Character - NBSP at the start of a word
> Jony Rosenne wrote:
> > One of the problems in this context is the phrase "original
> meaning". What
> > we have is a juxtaposition of two words, which is indicated
> by writing the
> > letters of one with the vowels of the other. In many cases
> this does not
> > cause much of a problem, because the vowels fit the
> letters, but sometimes
> > they do not. Except for the most frequent cases, there
> normally is a note in
> > the margin with the alternate letters - I hope everyone
> agrees that notes in
> > the margin are not plain text.
> Jony, what do you think plain text is? Why should the
> arrangement of text on a page as a
> marginal note be considered any differently from text
> anywhere else *in its encoding*? Are
> you suggesting that Unicode is only relevant to ... what?
> totally unformatted text in a
> text editor?
Basically, yes. Except for the control codes in Unicode - spaces, line feed,
carriage return, etc.
To indicate formatting one uses markup.
> John Hudson
> Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com
> Vancouver, BC firstname.lastname@example.org
> Currently reading:
> The Peasant of the Garonne, by Jacques Maritain
> Art and faith, by Jacques Maritain & Jean Cocteau
> Difficulites, by Ronald Knox & Arnold Lunn
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