Re: Counting Devanagari Aksharas

From: Eli Zaretskii via Unicode <>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:34:32 +0300

> Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2017 11:13:16 +0100
> From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <>
> At present these are split into two and three grapheme clusters
> respectively, and LibreOffice cursor movement responds accordingly.
> (SIGN AA starts a grapheme cluster in several scripts of further
> India.) However, if one teaches the Emacs editor what a Tai Tham
> syllable is, so that it can use the M17n rendering library, the cursor
> then advances syllable by syllable, which is unpleasant for imperfect
> typists.

AFAIR, Emacs allows one to _delete_ individual characters,
i.e. Backspace and C-d delete character-by-character, so the problem
shouldn't be so grave for imperfect typists. Movement by grapheme
cluster is AFAIK the most natural way of moving in complex scripts.
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