From: John Hudson (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 10:31:27 CST
John Wiedenhoeft wrote:
> ... which brings me to a general question (sorry if this is a stupid
> one, but I'm really new to this): there are letters encoded in unicode
> that could also be composed with combining marks etc. - I suppose it's
> because these letters are in use in some language and should be typed
> with a single keystroke (ä, ö, ü etc.).
That is not the reason (there is no reason why multiple character codes cannot be entered
by a single keystroke): these precomposed diacritic characters are encoded in Unicode to
enable one-to-one mapping compatibility with pre-existing standards.
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