Re: combining: half, double, triple et cetera ad infinitum

From: Michael Everson <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:00:57 +0000

On 14 Nov 2011, at 15:30, Naena Guru wrote:

> Unicode was created for a commercial reason, particularly for the benefit of its directors.

This is incorrect.

> The idea of Plain Text is not anything practical but was used as a means of attracting supporters, who for the most part hadn't had any experience with computers.

I am not the purist some are, but nevertheless I disagree with this quite strongly.

> The following line is Unicode text:
> මේ අකුරු ලියා ඇත්තේ යුනිකෝඩ් අකුරෙනි.
> I bet most of you see it as a row of Character-not-found glyph.

I see Sinhala text.

Michael Everson *
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