Re: Decomposition vs Full decomposition?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Tue Mar 15 2005 - 19:12:20 CST

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    Patrick Andries wrote:

    > True for U+048A, but how about in U+0439 ? I believe U+0439 CYRILLIC
    > SMALL LETTER SHORT I is canonically equivalent to 0438 0306 ? See also
    > U+040E, U+04C1, U+04D0, U+04D6.

    > (However, if I believe Yannis Haralambous[1] typographically the 0306
    > used above Cyrillic letters has a slightly different glyph from the
    > breve used let's say in API -- the breve being thicker in the center)

    The Cyrillic short sign is graphically distinct from a typical Latin breve, but it is
    still a breve. The graphical distinction is a glyph distinction, and can be handled as
    such, on a script-by-script basis, in today's smart fonts.

    John Hudson

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