Re: Shimaore and Kibushi alphabets

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Mon Jan 18 2010 - 20:31:03 CST

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    Barlier Alain wrote:

    > I am now going to test this with the Msft Vista SDK to see if
    > characters are properly rendered...
    > I keep you posted,

    Keep in mind that even if you encounter a display system (operating
    system + rendering engine + font) that does not render the characters
    "properly," the combining sequences are still the correct way to encode
    these letters.

    "Properly" means different things to different people. Some believe
    that if the display of a combining sequence is any way imperfect -- if
    the diaeresis or macron is not perfectly centered above the base letter,
    or if it is too high or too low -- then that is a justification for
    encoding a precomposed letter, or otherwise indicates a problem with
    Unicode. They are mistaken.

    Doug Ewell  |  Thornton, Colorado, USA  |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14  |  ietf-languages @ ­

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