RE: orthographies

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Mon Feb 21 2005 - 10:16:31 CST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Peter Kirk

    > But actually this is a non-issue for Unicode. All of the characters
    > required are already defined, with the correct properties. The
    > vowel points are directionally neutral and so take the LTR direction
    > the base characters. As far as Unicode is concerned, the vowels are
    > supposed (although not required) to be rendered below Latin base
    > characters in the same way as below Hebrew base characters.

    This may be a non-issue for Unicode, but it certainly *is* an issue for
    implementations. Don't expect to see widespread support for something
    like this anytime soon.

    Peter Constable

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