From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Dec 12 2004 - 13:47:56 CST
On 11/12/2004 16:53, Peter R. Mueller-Roemer wrote:
> For a fixed length of combining character sequence (base + 3 combining
> marks is the most I have seen graphically distinguishable) the
> repertore is still finite.
In Hebrew it is actually possible to have up to 9 combining marks with a
single base character:
shin + sin/shin dot + dagesh + rafe + 2 vowel points + 2 accents + dot
above + masora circle
SBL Hebrew and Ezra SIL both make a valiant attempt to display this lot
but don't quite get there:
But I think 5 is the maximum number which actually occur with any one
base character in the Hebrew Bible.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com (personal) firstname.lastname@example.org (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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