From: Jim Monty (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 14 2010 - 17:37:35 CST
[I apologize for the repost. The original one was formatted badly.]
Andrew Cunningham wrote:
> Jim Monty wrote:
> > In my original post, I used "CJK text" in opposition
> > to non-CJK text because non-CJK text (in particular, Latin text) in
> > Normalization Form D displays properly in the same software I described
> > where CJK text (in particular, katakana and Hangul) in Normalization
> > Form D does not display properly.
> Actually the Latin text can suffer from the same problems, Latin text
> in NFD has similar dependencies as Korean text in NFD, and sometimes
> with worse results.
Yes, I realize this, too. I was referring to the specific case of East
Asian-script characters in NFD, not the general case of characters in any script
In Notepad, I see an o with a macron on top of it for the Unicode characters
U+006F U+0304. On the next line of the same text file, there are the two Unicode
characters U+30C8 U+309, but I do not see a katakana letter do. Instead, I see a
katakana letter to and, to the right of it, a katakan-hiragana voiced sound
mark. I observe essentially the same thing in other applications, including
BabelPad and SC UniPad. So this is this specific circumstance that led me to ask
the Unicode community about a specific case: Asian-script characters in Unicode
Normalization Form D.
The answer for my specific case (thanks to Doug Ewell) is that the version of
Uniscribe installed on my computer is not properly rendering katakana and Hangul
characters in Normalization Form D. It seems I need a better Uniscribe.
The other valuable thing I learned is that there are plenty of systems (complex
systems of computer and similar digital device hardware, video display devices,
computer operating systems, software applications, font-rendering and
text-layout service applications, fonts, etc.) that support Unicode in
Normalization Form D better than the systems I'm using at the moment. I didn't
Thank you for the additional information about Latin-script NFD.
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