Counting Devanagari Aksharas
Eli Zaretskii via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Wed Apr 26 05:56:08 CDT 2017
> Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:45:07 +0100
> From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>
> On Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:48:13 +0300
> Eli Zaretskii via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> > > Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 22:59:49 +0100
> > > From: Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com>
> > > Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu.org>
> > >
> > > If I search for CGJ, highlighting it is frequently supremely
> > > useless. I want to know where it is; highlighting is merely a tool
> > > to find it on the screen.
> > So I guess this means highlighting is useful after all ;-)
> ᩺Not if the area highlit is zero pixels wide.
If you elide too much of the context, the discussion could lose all of
its meaning. Let me restore some of the relevant context:
> > > > > On 2017-04-22, Eli Zaretskii via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > > I could imagine Emacs decomposing characters temporarily when only
> > > > > > part of a cluster matches the search string. Assuming this would
> > > > > > make sense to users of some complex scripts, that is. You are
> > > > > > welcome to suggest such a feature by using report-emacs-bug.
> > > >
> > > > The cursor moves to the cluster boundary, so there is much less of a
> > > > problem with Emacs.
> > >
> > > But you wanted to highlight only part of the cluster, AFAIU.
> > If I search for CGJ, highlighting it is frequently supremely useless.
> > I want to know where it is; highlighting is merely a tool to find it on
> > the screen.
> So I guess this means highlighting is useful after all ;-)
IOW, the context was a suggestion to temporarily disable character
composition, in which case CGJ _will_ be displayed as non-zero width
glyph, at least in the default Emacs display configuration, and CGJ
_will_ be visible with its highlight.
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