Re: Text in composed normalized form is king, right? Does anyone generate text in decomposed normalized form?

From: Julian Bradfield <>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 23:51:34 +0000 (GMT)

On 2013-02-01, Costello, Roger L. <> wrote:
> So why would one ever generate text in decomposed form (NFD)?

Text that I type is quite likely to be in decomposed (or at least not
composed) form, because I find it a lot easier to have a few keystrokes
for combining accents than to set up compose key sequences for all the
possible composed characters.
For example,
ǂhèẽ-ǂhèẽ ǃn̥à̰ĩ-ǃn̥à̰ĩ
was part of the title of a talk. Is there a composed form of à̰? I
don't know, and don't want to!
Much easier to do searches and other text processing on it, too.
(The current dictionary project for this language uses NFD in its data
files, too.)

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