Re: Encoding Personal Use Ideographs (was Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages)

From: James Kass (
Date: Fri Nov 02 2007 - 15:43:02 CST

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    Andrew West wrote,

    > The beauty of the ZWJ model (or evilness of the model, depending on
    > your point of view) is that an A-ZWJ-B ligature may look exactly the
    > same as a B-ZWJ-A ligature but would be treated as distinct entities.
    > Thus, if someone wanted to create a ligature of U+9F8D 龍 long2
    > "dragon" U+9580 門 men2 "gate" as cute way of writing Longmen 龍門
    > "Dragon's Gate", with U+9F8D inside U+9580 they could do so with the
    > sequence <U+9F8D U+200D U+9580> (representing the logical order of
    > the ligatured characters). This would render the same as Ben's
    > <U+9580 U+200D U+9F8D>, but would be treated differently by search
    > engines, etc.

    Are you sure they would both render the same?

    Best regards,

    James Kass


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