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CLDR Ticket #11237(new)

Opened 5 months ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

Exemplar characters need spaces

Reported by: Marcel Schneider <charupdate@…> Owned by: mark
Component: exemplars-etc Data Locale: French
Phase: dsub Review:
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Description

French makes extensive use of NNBSP and should have this somewhere in an exemplar character set.

Hence proposed addition is:

<exemplarCharacters type="spaces" draft="contributed">[\u0020 \u00A0 \u2002-\u2007 \u202F]</exemplarCharacters>

Comments:

  • \u2008 is not included because it is breakable, despite of \u2007 being non‐breakable.
  • \u2009 is not included because it is breakable.

These two space characters, particularly PUNCTUATION SPACE, could have been used to space French punctuations, but being breakable they couldn’t, making French de facto unsupported in Unicode during the first time until encoding of \u202F NARROW NO-BREAK SPACE. (Obviously France could have lobbied to get needed characters encoded or accurate property values specified, and could have succeeded, like Vietnam did succeed in asking for preformatted letters for support of Vietnamese digital representation.)

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comment:1 Changed 5 months ago by Marcel Schneider <charupdate@…>

comment:2 Changed 3 weeks ago by mark

  • Component changed from main to other

comment:3 Changed 3 weeks ago by mark

  • Owner changed from anybody to mark
  • Component changed from other to exemplars-etc
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