RE: Corrigendum #9

From: Shawn Steele <>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 17:50:18 +0000

Hmm, I find that disconcerting. I’d prefer a real Unicode character with special weights if that concept’s needed. And I guess that goes a long ways to explaining the interchange problem since clearly the code editor’s going to need these ☹

From: Markus Scherer []
Sent: Monday, June 2, 2014 10:17 AM
To: Shawn Steele
Cc: Asmus Freytag; Doug Ewell; Mark Davis ☕️; Unicode Mailing List
Subject: Re: Corrigendum #9

On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Shawn Steele <<>> wrote:
To further my understanding, can someone provide examples of how these are used in actual practice?

CLDR collation data defines special contraction mappings that start with a noncharacter, for

In CLDR 23 and before (when we were still using XML collation syntax), these were raw noncharacters in the .xml files.

As I said earlier:
it should be ok to include noncharacters in CLDR data files for processing by CLDR implementations, and it should be possible to edit and diff and version-control and web-view those files etc.


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