Re: mixed-script writing systems

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri Nov 15 2002 - 16:54:25 EST

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    Dean Snyder scripsit:

    > Group A writes the logically ordered graphemic sequence *acme* as "acme";
    > group B as "emca".

    This fact requires separate encoding, because bidi-ness is a noncontextual
    property of a Unicode character.

    > Group A pronounces the graphemic sequence "acme" as /acme/; group B as /stoi/.

    This is irrelevant.

    > Group A uppercases the graphemic sequence "acme" as "ACME"; group B as
    > "acme" (i.e., no uppercase).

    This is handled with language-specific casing.

    > Group A ligates the sequence "acme" as "a" + "cme"; group B as "ac" + "me".

    This isn't even a Unicode issue, it's a font issue.

    Her he asked if O'Hare Doctor tidings sent from far     John Cowan
    coast and she with grameful sigh him answered that
    O'Hare Doctor in heaven was. Sad was the man that word
    to hear that him so heavied in bowels ruthful. All
    she there told him, ruing death for friend so young,
    algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.   _Ulysses_, "Oxen"

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