From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Sep 07 2009 - 20:45:16 CDT
On 9/7/2009 6:13 PM, verdy_p wrote:
> "Peter Constable"
>> A : "firstname.lastname@example.org"
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>> Objet : RE: Visarga, ardhavisarga and anusvara -- combining marks or not?
>> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Shriramana Sharma
>>> To my mind, a combining mark is *usually* (though not always) something that
>>> qualifies what is represented by a base character.
>> Nothing in Unicode dictates what function in relation to reading or linguistic
>> interpretation a combining mark should have.
> Yes, but I still think that the main justification of the classification of a character as a combining mark (spacing
> or not) must be looked for within collation, i.e. the top-level of analysis of text, where some differences are
> considered less essential and then not given primary weights for searches, sorting,
There are plenty of languages where there's no primary difference
between some otherwise ordinary letters when it comes to sorting.
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