Re: Arabic letters separated by markup

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Tue Jun 14 2005 - 21:55:20 CDT

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    Patrick Andries a écrit :

    > John Hudson a écrit :
    >> Thai and Indic scripts are different, because selection takes place
    >> at the syllable cluster level.
    > And do deletions also happen on the whole syllable cluster? This does
    > seem to be the case in MS Word 2003 for Tamil (with this syllable கோ)
    > or Devanagari (क्षि), where one can delete a single character (even a
    > split vowel) but not select it... Somehow, I find this asymmetrical.
    > Interestingly enough, Firefox as I type this message and press
    > Shift+right arrow to select characters, shows the individual
    > Devenagari or Tamil.

    Recte : « shows the individual selected Devanagari or Tamil characters
    as found in logical order in memory. »

    (Sorry. Doing too many things at the same time).

    > In this way, one may stop the selection where one wants in the
    > syllable... I find this clever, although if I change the selected
    > text's colour and unselect the text, the Tamil split vowel no longer
    > surrounds its consonant and the Devanagari letters no longer form a
    > conjunct.
    > P. A.

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