From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 30 2007 - 18:33:28 CST
At 16:15 -0800 2007-11-30, Peter Constable wrote:
> > From: Michael Everson [mailto:email@example.com]
>> Modern Vai always uses spaces between words. As in the Bible I have
>> here. Manuscript Vai is less scrupulous about this, but the Right
>> Thing To Do is treat the syllables like Cherokee syllables... that
>> is, like Latin letters.
>OK; that's helpful.
> > >L2/05-159R has a section on line breaking that indicates that line
>> >breaks are not permitted before SYLLABLE LENGTHENER or before NG.
>> >Looking at the beta UCD files, though, it appears that NG (A60B) has
>> >the same line breaking property as regular syllables (AL); it's not
>> >clear to me if that's intended or not.
>> That is Ken's bailiwick I guess.
>Well, I think Ken is dependent, like me, on the script experts out
>there spec'ing the desired behaviour.
OK, I suck at properties, so use small words and ask me again.
"Intended"? Line breaks should not be permitted before SYLLABLE
LENGTHENER or NG. So... the properites shouldn't allow breaking
> > >The LENGTHENER (A60C) has linebreak = EX, as does FULL STOP (A60E);
>> >this strongly blocks break before. COMMA (060D) and QUESTION MARK
>> >(A60F) have linebreak = BA, which less-strongly blocks break before.
>> >(EX allows preceding break only after hard line break or ZWSP; BA
>> >also allows a preceding break after spaces (SP) or FFFC).
>> I can't say I know how to evaluate this.
>Consider this an invitation for any of the people that were involved
>in the Vai proposal or with any with a connection to the primary
>user community, to review the Unicode 5.1 beta UCD files and provide
>feedback as needed.
I'm afraid you're stuck with me. Ask questions I can answer, and I
will answer them as best I can.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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