From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 16:37:42 CST
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From: "Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: Nicest UTF
> "Philippe Verdy" <email@example.com> 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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