From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jan 27 2005 - 04:42:32 CST
On 27/01/2005 09:09, Jony Rosenne wrote:
>I think it should have been clear by now that the Hebrew combining classes
>do not need to be corrected, are not wrong, are not incorrect, are not
>mis-assigned etc. and do not cause any known problems.
Jony, I think what should be clear by now is that you disagree with a
large number of other experts on this point. I deliberately wrote
"arguably" because I knew that the point was contentious.
The current assignments already cause many known problems. Indeed they
have required Microsoft to make major changes to Uniscribe. And they
have required the specification of a mechanism using CGJ to which you
My point was in fact that UTC members have said that they would refuse
to amend the combining classes even if everyone agreed that there was an
>>If the change in UAX #15 is made perhaps it would be
>>opportune to fix any
>>"mis-assigned" combining classes which are known to cause
>>problems at the
I would agree that a window of opportunity to do this would be highly
desirable. And the main argument against this, that in theory it could
cause normalised texts no longer to be normalised, fails if this
theoretical destabilisation is anyway taking place because of the
amendment we are discussing in this thread.
Of course there would then need to be further discussions about what
changes are actually desirable.
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