Re: No Invisible Character - NBSP at the start of a word

From: John Hudson (
Date: Fri Nov 26 2004 - 17:20:39 CST

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    Jony Rosenne wrote:

    > One of the problems in this context is the phrase "original meaning". What
    > we have is a juxtaposition of two words, which is indicated by writing the
    > letters of one with the vowels of the other. In many cases this does not
    > cause much of a problem, because the vowels fit the letters, but sometimes
    > they do not. Except for the most frequent cases, there normally is a note in
    > the margin with the alternate letters - I hope everyone agrees that notes in
    > the margin are not plain text.

    Jony, what do you think plain text is? Why should the arrangement of text on a page as a
    marginal note be considered any differently from text anywhere else *in its encoding*? Are
    you suggesting that Unicode is only relevant to ... what? totally unformatted text in a
    text editor?

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Vancouver, BC
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