Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 12:42:50 EST
Patrick Andries scripsit:
> Small question again.
> Why is U+17C1 KHMER VOWEL SIGN E of General category Mc (Mark, Spacing
> Combining) while similar signs in Lao and Thai, related scripts, are of
> General category Lo (Letter, Other) ?
> See U+0E40 THAI CHARACTER SARA E and U+0EC0 LAO VOWEL SIGN E, I believe
> these signs are also placed on the left of the consonant affected.
Thai (and Lao, whose encoding closely parallels that of Thai) are
encoded in Unicode on unique principles: by a straight left-to-right
typewriter-style encoding. This was done for compatibility with the
pervasive Thai 8-bit standard. It also means that for collation purposes
what are historically left-side vowels must be moved after the following
Note that the Thai characters are not labeled LETTER or VOWEL SIGN or
what have you, but simply CHARACTER.
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