Re: Unicode Stability

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 09:37:31 CST

  • Next message: Doug Ewell: "Re: Unicode Stability (Was: Re: E0000 Language Tags for Some Obscure Languages)"

    Peter Constable wrote:

    > The proposals accepted for Hebrew
    > don't change the meaning of data. The only issue is that the qamats
    > qatan can't be implemented in existing or new fonts without awkwardness.
    > But as a font implementer I take it as fundamental that I cannot change
    > fonts in a way that alters existing documents, precisely so that the
    > meaning of existing data is not affected.

    > Jony's claim is simply incorrect: meaning of existing Hebrew data is not
    > changed by the recently-accepted Hebrew proposals. The only thing that
    > poses a risk to existing data is having implementers do the wrong thing
    > when they update their products, but that is always the case.


    It might be useful to post somewhere information on how font developers can
    update Hebrew fonts in a way that the change doesn't negatively impact the
    display of existing data.

    - Chris

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Mar 02 2005 - 09:39:32 CST