Re: Jumping Cursor. Was: Right-to-Left Punctuation Problem

From: Mark E. Shoulson (
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 17:55:38 CDT

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    John Hudson wrote:

    > Gregg Reynolds wrote:
    >> Maybe its the size of the problem I'm not understanding. To take
    >> your example, let's suppose that RTL digits 0-9 are approved
    >> tomorrow. They're no different than their LTR equivalents, except for
    >> the typesetting semantics. That is, they share the same "underlying
    >> Platonic character", if I've understood you: they mean the number
    >> three. They just have different *typographic* semantics.
    > There is no concept of 'typographic semantics' in Unicode. (I'll leave
    > it to the philosophers to debate whether the Unicode notion of
    > 'abstract character' is the same as your 'underlying Platonic
    > character'.)
    It was my intention, when I used the term "underlying Platonic
    character" to mean something more or less the same as Unicode's
    "abstract character," according to my understanding of the latter.


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