From: Mete Kural (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jun 09 2005 - 03:06:00 CDT
>For HTML, markup shouldn't separate the letters.
>But it's somewhat complicated (e.g. for combining diacritics),
>so not all progams support that "feature".
Yes, HTML shouldn't seperate the letters by default as Dominikus says. For other XML schemas, I guess it depends on each schema to decide on whether to seperate or not. Also some markup elements that add spacing do need to seperate the letters such as <BR/> <P>. But markup such as <FONT color="red"> should not split the letters. But changing the font size in the middle of the word such as <FONT size="10"> is probably going to end up splitting the letters since the font engine cannot join letters with different font sizes together.
I think being able to color parts of a word in different colors is a useful feature to have. It should be useful in Arabic educational resources in order to show the morphology of a word by highlighting different sections of the word in different colors.
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