From: Győző Dobner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Oct 27 2010 - 18:49:34 CDT
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 07:41:13 -0400
David Starner <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:23 AM, Győző Dobner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Actually, it would be even better to have something like a
> > COMBINING PHONEME LENGTH MARK that can be used with both
> > vowels and consonants in any script or language whatsoever and that
> > would display differently in different languages, depending on the
> > language tag used.
> No. Unicode has pretty much declared it won't do anything of the sort.
> It would introduce ambiguity; there are already enough ways of
> encoding ā without adding another one.
This latter one was only a quick idea of mine and I was actually going
to add something like "if it is compatible with the Unicode
But my original question was not how to encode a combining macron in one
more possible way but how to encode a length mark that would display as
something _visually_ _distinguishable_ _from_ _a_ _macron_ (because the
macron is functionally ambiguous and hence unsuitable for my purposes).
Is it e.g. possible (i.e. is it Unicode-compliant) to combine a macron with
non-displaying character for this purpose, and if so, with which
character? I understand that ZERO-WIDTH JOINER is not supposed to be used
in this way (or am I mistaken?).
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