RE: Hebrew script in IDN

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 10:28:43 CST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Mark E. Shoulson

    > I'd venture to say that double-vav, vav-yod, and yod-yod ligatures
    > should have *canonical* decomposition to their constituent letters!
    > sure that would cause problems of some sort, but at least
    > decomposition is necessary.

    When decomposition mappings were first introduced into Unicode, it was
    decided that any ligature/digraph characters would be given
    compatibility decompositions rather than canonical decompositions. I'm
    not sure what the reasons for that decision were at the time.

    Peter Constable

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