From: Rajeev J Sebastian (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jul 11 2005 - 13:56:27 CDT
On Monday 11 July 2005 12:36 pm, Chris Jacobs wrote:
> > True enough, but then you still have to trust the software and answer
> > the question "how do I know that I know?". Most people in the world are
> > not capable of writing a perl script. And suppose you have a document
> > being passed around and proofread by people using a variety of software.
> > How can you be sure the encoding doesn't get munged somewhere along
> > the line? The simplest and most reliable way (IMO) is to have a
> > transparent proofreader's font of some kind.
> If you insist on doing it the wrong way then use UniPad.
> That has a built-in font that does what you want.
> But get it _now_ before this error is repaired :-)
> Combining characters are handled rather simple in the current version of
> UniPad. They are rendered as spacing characters in the way they are
> depicted in the Unicode code charts. For example the accent character
> U+030C COMBINING CARON is depicted as and occupies a character position
> like any other character. The dots indicate a placeholder for a base
> character that should combine with the accent.
> Normally U+0072 LATIN LETTER SMALL R and U+030C COMBINING CARON should be
> rendered as ř.
> However with UniPad the characters are displayed separated as r ̌.
> The current implementation does not allow automatic combination of
> combining characters with the base characters. This will change in a future
> version of UniPad.
> [ I could not copy the ř and the r ̌ well, but anyway, they look
I think MS Word (or some Microsoft product) has an option to show the text
"split" up into individual code points so that,
ക്ക = ക + ് +ക
I guess Peter Constable could verify this.
Rajeev J Sebastian
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