From: Mark Davis (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 05 2005 - 11:05:26 CDT
In 3.13 Default Case Operations, it starts with the following paragraph.
If you then look at section 4.2, it contains the references to the UCD
defining the operations. (However, I agree that the text could be clearer.)
> This section specifies the default operations for case conversion,
case detection, and caseless
> matching. For information about the data sources for case mapping,
see Section 4.2,
> Case—Normative. For a general discussion of case mapping operations,
see Section 5.18,
> Case Mappings.
Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> I'm unable to find the definition of case folding in the Unicode
> standard. Chapter 3 says (in 3.13):
> "The full case folding of a character C is referred to as default_fold(C)."
> But this is just a notation. The files SpecialCasing.txt and
> UnicodeData.txt define full case mappings to lowercase, uppercase, and
> titlecase. So what's full case _folding_?
> It seems that the intended meaning is that full case folding is
> canonical decomposition followed by full case mapping to lowercase.
> That's at least the idea I get from looking at the specific foldings at
> But where is the definition?
> Is it possible that the definition was accidentally lost in the
> reorganization of the standard? Several documents, like the charts at
> the URL mentioned above as well as the Unicode database file
> refer to UAX #21 Case Mappings, which has been superseded in Unicode
> version 4.0, so I thought that something was accidentally dropped when
> incorporating UAX #21 into the standard. But I'm unable to find a
> definition of case folding in UAX #21 either...
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