From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jan 26 2006 - 13:29:42 CST
Kit Peters wrote:
> So does the Hebrew support in Unicode satisfy ISO 1987?
I believe this is a reference ISO 8859-8 (which I think was actually 1988).
Yes, the Unicode Hebrew block covers this set, and a lot more. ISO 8859-8 includes only
the Hebrew letters, with neither vowel marks nor cantillation marks.
In terms of representing the text of the Leningrad Codex, the thing we're still missing is
a way to reliably distinguish vav haluma and holam male, and a solution to this has been
Due to issues with the canonical combining classes for Hebrew marks (which cannot be
changed because of stability agreements), there are a relatively small number of instances
in the Bible text, mostly involving the mark meteg, where the CGJ control character must
be used to control mark ordering. I started trying to document these instances, but have
not had time to work on it for many months.
Other issues related to mark ordering, which need to be resolved for display purposes, can
be resolved during the display process, since the different between normalised order and
display order is algorithmic except in the instances referred to above.
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