RE: Old Hebrew, extra Uniscribe work (Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!))

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu Jul 07 2005 - 12:36:17 CDT

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    > > You should not be making generic assumptions about what software
    > > will do,
    > I need to ask someone's permission?

    Not because you need someone's permission, but because such general
    assumptions are not likely to be valid.

    > (Loved your combining mark stacking, just proves what can be done and
    > diacritic placement seems not the insuperable problem M. Whistler
    alluded to in
    > the Arabic case, he may be right -- a well researched document may
    > proved that it is indeed an insuperable one, but as he said there is

    What Ken was referring to as insuperable (did he actually use that
    word?) was not the issue of diacritic placement. Rather, the problems
    that blocked changing at this late date to a dynamic composition model
    for Arabic have to do with the issues related to normalization (both
    technical and political) and the vast legacy of implementations that use
    a precomposing model.

    Peter Constable

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