From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2007 - 23:52:51 CDT
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of John Hudson
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:04 PM
> I was thinking in terms of something essentially informational
> and advisory: a list of Unicode characters that are known to be
> used as generic bases... This list and appropriate comments
> could be appended to section 5.13 Rendering Nonspacing Marks.
That sounds useful to me. It's not something UTC would need to process; the editorial committee could handle that on their own, if you provided some draft text for them to use.
> I had not considered the idea that one might recommend that any
> of the geometric symbol characters might be used as generic bases.
> This might be a viable approach for a layout engine to take, but
> probably not for a font developer. I'm imagining that there are
> probably not more than ten generic bases that are attested,
> perhaps fewer, and that is something that is manageable from a
> font development perspective.
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