Re: Plain text (from Re: Avoidance variants)

From: Mark E. Shoulson <>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:10:46 -0400

On 03/26/2015 08:01 PM, Leo Broukhis wrote:
> Exact semantics of formatting characters aside, it is best to define
> plain text as a stateless stream.
Well, not strictly true. Or at least, Unicode text is not quite
stateless. We have these directional overrides and embeddings and
isolates... The embeddings can even be nested. And turning national
digit shaping on and off, etc. Statelessness looks more like an ideal;
the current reality already violates it.

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