From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 24 2007 - 12:38:28 CDT
Timothy Armes wrote,
> 1) How many and which languages absolutely require the use
> of combinging marks due to the fact there the pre-composed
> glyphs aren't sufficient?
This question isn't answerable, in my opinion. Somebody would
have to come up with a firm definition of "language", for
starters. Where is the line drawn between languages/dialects?
It's like asking how many languages are there? There are a
lot of Latin-based writing systems which need combining marks.
> 2) How many and which languages absolutely require the use
> of variant selectors?
For writing systems, Mongolian and Phags-pa require the use
of variation selector characters.
> 3) How many and which languages absolutely require the use
> of variant glyphs?
Other than Mongolian and Phags-pa, and discounting positional
variants, no writing system requires the use of variant glyphs
If positional variants are not discounted, the Latin script as
used for English requires positional/contextual variants when
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