Counting Devanagari Aksharas
Richard Wordingham via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Thu Apr 20 14:14:10 CDT 2017
On Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:17:05 -0700
Manish Goregaokar via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> When given a rendered representation people seem to uniformly count
> conjuncts as multiple aksharas if rendered with visible halant, and as
> a single akshara if they are rendered conjoined.
Now, that's what I expected.
> I'm of the opinion that Unicode should start considering devanagari
> (and possibly other indic) consonant clusters as single extended
> grapheme clusters. Yes, sometimes it's not rendered as a single glyph,
> but sometimes family emoji will not render as a single glyph either
> (if you use skin tones or more than 4 family members) and we still
> consider those EGCs.
You won't like it if cursor movement granularity is reduced to one
extended grapheme cluster. I'm grateful that Emacs allows me to
delete and replace the first NFC character of a grapheme cluster.
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