Date: Sun Jul 03 2005 - 14:33:46 CDT
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From: "Richard Wordingham" <email@example.com>
> How about initial ignorance of just how many of these combinations there were?
I'll take ignorance.
> The Latin script is partly helped by the tradition that vowels
> might be combined with any accent, though in many fonts the
> combinations are pretty poor. The concept that the a base Arabic
> form could be combined with any combination of distinguishing dots
> (or other marks) wasn't formed,
You mean understood by the Unicode and ISO experts?
>and would now be stymied by the
> 'stability pact' that requires that anything that is now in Normal
> Form Composed or Normal Form Decomposed remain so for ever.
I see: stuck with mistake, are we?
> So far as I am aware, there is no way of composing such new consonants.
How about the simultaneous (I think) and recent (after the stability normalisation pact) encoding of combining SMALL V and precomposed U+0756 Bā' with SMALL V? Why encode a precompose character now?
-- St Elias Coptic Community
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