RE: Printing and Displaying Dependent Vowels

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 11:42:43 EST

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    > 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.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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