Re: Nicest UTF

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 16:37:42 CST

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    From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 8:35 PM
    Subject: Re: Nicest UTF

    > "Philippe Verdy" <> writes:
    >> The XML/HTML core syntax is defined with fixed behavior of some
    >> individual characters like '&', '<', quotation marks, and with special
    >> behavior for spaces.
    > The point is: what "characters" mean in this sentence. Code points?
    > Combining character sequences? Something else?

    See the XML character model document... XML ignores combining sequences. But
    for Unicode and for XML a character is an abstract character with a single
    code allocated in a *finite* repertoire. The repertoire of all possible
    combining characters sequences is already infinite in Unicode, as well as
    the number of "default grapheme clusters" they can represent.

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