From: spir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 19 2010 - 04:04:50 CST
On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:34:24 +0100
Kent Karlsson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Den 2010-02-18 15.15, skrev "spir" <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Hello,
> > Does Unicode specify which characters, especially bases (*), are allowed for
> > combination (into a combining sequence)? For instance, from the ASCII subset,
> > it seems to me only letters can occur in a combination --except for the
> > special case of CR-LF. But I could not find any such restriction list. There
> > may be two cases, imo:
> CR-LF is not a combining sequence.
Wrote too fast. Read "grapheme cluster" instead. (I first thought a "combining sequence" is a representation of a "grapheme cluster", more or less like a "code" is a representation of a "character".)
> But talking about combining sequences:
> > -1- Either Unicode does not impose any restriction on combination. But then we
> > can and are allowed to concretely encode characters (or rather grapheme) that
> > have no attested existence in real use: for instance, (ASTERISK, COMBINING
> > CIRCUMFLEX). This seems to me contradictory with unicode guidelines, I guess.
> > But opens the door to creative use of unicode ;-)
> You are free to combine away. Not all will render properly, but that is a
> property of the font+rendering engine.
Right, this is what I needed to know.
> > Or is there a kind of implicit gentleman's agreement; meaning combinations
> > should be used in a sensible manner?
> You could say that.
All right, thank you.
> /kent k
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