RE: Normalization rate on the Web

From: Shawn Steele <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:15:49 +0000

I have no idea what the stats are, however some systems generate more NFC and others more NFD. And then some publisher uses NFC systems but an author uses an NFD system, so the pages served end up with a mixture.

I generally recommend using comparisons and index keys that understand NFC/NFD and compare accurately regardless of the form.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Denis Jacquerye
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2013 8:12 AM
To: Unicode Discussion
Subject: Normalization rate on the Web

Does anybody have any idea of how much of the Web is normalized in NFC or NFD? Or how much not normalized?

How would one find out or try to make a smart guess?

I know a lot of library catalogue data is in NFD or somewhat decomposed. Is there any other field that heavily uses decomposition?

Denis Moyogo Jacquerye
African Network for Localisation
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