Re: [hebrew] Re: Hebrew combining classes (was ISO 10646 compliance and EU law)

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Jan 16 2005 - 12:58:19 CST

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    >> Elaine, the good news for you is that if you order your Unicode
    >> Hebrew text according to these 'alternative combining classes' you
    >> will not be deviating at all from the Unicode standard. Your text
    >> will not be normalised in any of the standard normalisation forms,
    >> but the standard nowhere specifies that texts must be normalised. Of
    >> course you need to ensure that your text is not normalised by other
    >> processes, or that if it is you then restore it to the order of the
    >> 'alternative combining classes' - a process which should be
    >> reversible.
    > Note that you can't define "alternative combining classes" the way you
    > want, if you need to preserve canonincal equivalence.

    Isn't that what Peter said? If you don't care about standard
    normalization forms, you don't care about canonical equivalence.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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