From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Dec 07 2004 - 17:47:25 CST
On 06/12/2004 22:41, E. Keown wrote:
>Proposal to add Samaritan Pointing to the UCS
>WG2 number: N2748
I notice that Elaine is here proposing a HEBREW SAMARITAN PUNCTUATION
WORD DIVIDER - and this should be in the BMP as Samaritan is a script in
modern list. But there is already in the pipeline a PHOENICIAN WORD
SEPARATOR, provisionally U+1091F, and already defined U+10101 AEGEAN
WORD SEPARATOR DOT, and also of course U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT. The glyphs for
all of these seem indistinguishable, and so are the functions. The only
difference seems to be the scripts they are associated with, but
punctuation marks are supposed to be not tied to individual scripts.
Is there really a need for so many almost identical word divider dots?
Can't they be unified? Is there a good reason not to use U+00B7 for all
of these? There might be a need to tailor word breaks and line break
opportunities. Directionality should not be a problem as it should come
from the context. But is there really a sufficiently strong argument for
this multiplication of dots?
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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