From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 22 2005 - 17:20:49 CST
Michael Everson wrote:
> At 14:21 -0800 2005-11-22, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>> As Mark Davis tried to make clear the first time around,
>> decompositions can*NOT* be introduced for these characters
>> now -- neither canonical nor compatibility decompositions.
>> That is a stability guarantee that the UTC is not going to
>> go back on, because of the implications for normalization.
>> > > Yes, yes, but what does this MEAN for Yiddish?
> That means, what are Yiddish speakers supposed to use?
Well, what they *should* use are single letters, not the "ligature"
letters. Yod+yod, vav+yod, vav+vav, etc. Yod-yod-patach is a bit of a
Since we can't decompose them, the question is really how do we *stop*
Yiddish speakers from using the ligature characters. Not putting them in
the IDN set would be a start, I guess.
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