RE: Variation Selectors

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Mar 28 2006 - 15:59:19 CST

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    Andrew West wrote:
    > determined by the rendering system (e.g. for Mongolian where
    > particular glyph forms may be used for writing foreign words)

    Sounds to me that they deserve separate encoding rather than
    using the hack of FVS.

    > or where
    > the user needs to override the contextual rules (e.g. to display a
    > particular contextual glyph form in isolation), then the user needs to
    > explicitly select the desired glyph form by applying the appropriate
    > variation selector. As Asmus says, this usage is analogous to the use
    > of ZWJ and ZWNJ to select particular glyph forms in other scripts.

    Since Mongolian and Phags-Pa are cursive scripts, I guess ZWJ/ZWNJ
    has a role for these two scripts too...

                    /kent k

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