Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 13:11:43 CST
16.11.08, 20:18, "Doug Ewell" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> "Letters" in the orthography of a language do not necessary correspond 1-to-1 with "characters" in the Unicode Standard, or most other character encoding standards. Multi-character "letters" are a language-specific concept, and encoding them as a single entity doesn't fit well with the idea of an encoding standard intended for multiple languages, nor with convertibility to other encoding standards.
> Please see http://www.unicode.org/faq/ligature_digraph.html#5 .
> Here it is easy to provide a pointer to a good (and official) explanation, instead of simply blowing off the concern with "that's the way it is."
If I need a multi-character letter âs with acuteâ, I have to choose between 015B and 0073+0301. Wouldnât it be better not to have to choose?
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