From: philip chastney (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 23 2008 - 05:37:06 CST
there would indeed be no end to it, but if the spec were restricted to known combinations found in natural languages with alphabetic orthographies, the list needn't be that long
this list could encompass ligatures as well as characters with diacritical markings, and include ligatures with diacritical markings -- maybe not three tied characters, though, unless it was clear that they were few in number -- and probably not vowel shaping
such a list would be an asset to font designers
and it would help re-assure users of minority languages that their needs are known, and will (eventually) be met
Unicode.org's website would be suitable repository
apparently the list cannot be named "namedsequences.txt" -- OK, how about "knowncombinationsfoundinnaturallanguageswithalphabeticorthographies.txt"?
unless, of course, someone has a better suggestion . . . /phil
--- On Sun, 23/11/08, Peter Constable <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Peter Constable <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters
To: "Andrew West" <email@example.com>, "unicode Unicode Discussion" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sunday, 23 November, 2008, 3:31 AM
That is *not* the intended purpose for namedsequences.txt. I don't think it
would be a good idea to start filling it with combining mark sequences --
there'd be no end to that.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
Of Andrew West
Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 1:34 AM
To: unicode Unicode Discussion
Subject: Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters
>>> The combinations of base character and combining diacritic(s)
>>> is a decision of the font developers. No font will support all
>>> combinations, maybe ot even most. What they will try to do is add
>>> combinations that fullfill the purpose fo the font.
>> There is no guidance or help for font developers. So they just make
>> in the code charts.
> Which of course begs the question where such guidance should be kept .
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