From: Shriramana Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Aug 16 2009 - 07:18:41 CDT
Hello. I am new to the Unicode list. Please be patient. I promise to do
my homework by googling at least once before asking questions here.
This is with reference to the following text from the P&P document N3452.
<quote>A strong case of disunification occurs where there is prevalent
practice of using the existing character. A weak case of disunification
occurs where there is little or no use of the existing character for the
purpose for which the new character is intended.
Example: Adding a period in a new script is a weak disunification if we
assume that nobody has an existing implementation of that script using
the regular period. Adding a clone of a Latin letter for use with
Cyrillic script is a strong disunification as mixed Latin/Cyrillic
character sets exist and have been used for encoding the languages that
the new characters are intended for.</quote>
I would like to know what exactly the adjectives "strong" and "weak" are
supposed to mean. Does "strong case" means that the case is highly
supportive of disunification or that strong reasons need to be supplied
before the disunification is accepted? Similarly for "weak case".
What does "existing implementation" in the first sentence of the example
paragraph mean? And please clarify for me the Cyrillic example with
reference to the case of 0061 LATIN SMALL LETTER A and 0430 CYRILLIC
SMALL LETTER A.
With many thanks in advance,
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