Re: "textels"

From: Christoph Päper <>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:40:21 +0200

Janusz S. Bien <>:
> From the Unicode glossary:
>> Grapheme. (1) A minimally distinctive unit of writing in the context of a particular writing system.[...] (2) What a user thinks of as a character.
>> User-Perceived Character. What everyone thinks of as a character in their script.
> […] the definitions are language/locale dependent.

A writing system is (usually) language-dependent, a script is not, although some scripts have been used exclusively (or prominently) in a single writing system with a single language. So definition (1) of ‘grapheme’ would be appropriate for linguistics, (2) maybe for typography and computer science, but it’Í extremely vague.
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