Re: Scalability of ScriptExtensions

From: Richard Wordingham <>
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 04:15:29 +0100

On Mon, 08 Jul 2013 14:42:15 -0700
Asmus Freytag <> wrote:

> We are stuck with a format that seemingly assumes that all characters
> are treated individually. However, I agree with you, that this is not
> the case, but instead, there are these sets of punctuation marks for
> certain "typographical traditions".

UCD files are intended for computer use. Are you proposing that text
rendering systems try to identify the typographical 'tradition' in
use? If not, the format seems appropriate for computer use.

> In addition, there are issues like the Dandas, where specific marks
> have been unified across a range of related scripts.

And effectively unrelated, like the Latin script.

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