From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 11:42:43 EST
> You can't get away with it that easily. If the standard specifies that
> <space, combining mark> should be displayed as an isolated combining
> mark, then it would be conformant for a partial implementation to
> display this sequence as nothing or as an illegal sequence. But if the
> system attempts to display the sequence in a meaningful manner, it
> do so according to the standard, i.e. not as dotted circle plus
> combining mark.
Are you saying that you'd like to see apps display text according to the
correct behaviour for a given script, or not at all?
I don't think that would be particularly helpful. And I think it's a
good thing the conformance requirements don't attempt to define what
"not supporting such-and-such characters" means at this level of detail.
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