Re: What is the principle?

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sat Mar 27 2004 - 22:08:02 EST

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    At 05:47 PM 3/27/2004, John Cowan wrote:
    >Asmus Freytag scripsit:
    > > This can be tricky esp,. when the user doesn't know a VS is present
    > > and the font used to view the data doesn't have an alternate glyph.
    >Well, surely it'll turn into the black blob, or the reversed question
    >mark, or whatever. It won't just vanish, except in a font which explicitly
    >makes it vanish, and such a font ought to have the mandatory ligatures too.

    Surly not!

    Uninterpreted VS characters should *not* turn into black blobs. If we had
    wanted that to happen, we would have coded different characters.

    The entire idea with VSs is that you get silent fallback to the original

    > > Should comparison, by default, ignore VS?
    >No, I think not. Of course proper collation is a different matter.
    >What does the collation standard say to do with unassigned codepoints

    Variation selectors are not unassigned characters.


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