Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

Date: Tue Nov 18 2008 - 13:11:43 CST

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    16.11.08, 20:18, "Doug Ewell" <>:
    > "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 .
    > 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 “s with acute”, I have to choose between 015B and 0073+0301. Wouldn’t it be better not to have to choose?

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