From: Andreas Prilop (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 25 2011 - 09:40:09 CDT
On Wed, 25 May 2011, Peter Constable wrote:
> Uniscribe normalization is reasonably robust for Latin, Greek
> and Cyrllic. But it’s simply a fact that NFC normalization can have
> undesirable effects on various other scripts. In particular, the
> canonical ordering algorithm used in Unicode normalization can
> be a problem for various scripts. For example, in Biblical Hebrew,
> marks will get re-ordered into a sequence that is decidedly not
> what makes sense for users—the set of general classes (>= 200)
> and fixed-position classes (< 200) used for Hebrew lead to that
> result. There are issues for other scripts as well.
Therefore it is really bad that HTML 5 requires Normalization Form C.
View the HTML 5 page
on Windows XP. The line in Normalization Form C is not correctly
displayed in (not so!) old browsers/operating systems.
Probably the authors of HTML 5 do not know/understand this issue.
-- The schoolboys from Google Groups failed again: http://groups.google.com/group/uk.test/browse_thread/thread/5327ea8de47f5f94
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