From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Sep 24 2007 - 08:52:04 CDT
"Mike" <mike dash list at pobox dot com> wrote:
>> I'd just like to point out that a "[ ]" regular expression is defined
>> to match always exactly one character (if it matches at all).
> Correct. Except that a Spanish speaker would consider "ch" to be a
> single character even though you need two code points to represent it.
I don't think it will ever really be feasible to define regular
expressions in terms of specific languages, to the point of treating
combinations of two or more base characters as a single matchable
"character" on the basis that speakers of language X consider the
combination to be a single "letter."
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