Re: "A Programmer's Introduction to Unicode"

From: Manish Goregaokar <>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:26:00 -0700

Do you have examples of AA being split that way (and further reading)?
I think I'm aware of what you're talking about, but would love to read
more about it.

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 2:47 PM, Richard Wordingham
<> wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Mar 2017 23:10:11 +0200
> Khaled Hosny <> wrote:
>> But there are many text operations that require access to Unicode code
>> points. Take for example text layout, as mapping characters to glyphs
>> and back has to operate on code points. The idea that you never need
>> to work with code points is too simplistic.
> There are advantages to interpreting and operating on text as though it
> were in form NFD. However, there are still cases where one needs
> fractions of a character, such as word boundaries in Sanskrit, though I
> think the locations are liable to be specified in a language-specific
> form. U+093E DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN AA can have a word boundary in it
> in at least 4 ways.
> Richard.
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