Re: Latin g with cedilla above

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Oct 02 1998 - 10:17:44 EDT

Kenneth Whistler wrote:

> If you want to see them, go to the Unicode Standard, Version 1.0, page
> 180, where they are printed larger than life:

I had understood that Unicode 1.0 was now unavailable.

> Decompositions are done for the *characters*, not for
> the *glyphs*. And for Latin uppercase/lowercase pairs, it is an
> ironclad rule that a canonical decompositions must involve the same sequence
> of combining marks.

This is doubtless a fine rule, but (like all fine rules) ought to be
documented somewhere. I have never heard it before.

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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