Re: Scalability of ScriptExtensions

From: Asmus Freytag <>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:18:00 -0700

On 7/8/2013 8:15 PM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> 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.

I'm suggesting that we change the model of how this particular file is
maintained, not how the information in it is represented.

That was implicit in the part of my reply that you deleted in your answer.
>> 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.
> Richard.
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