APL Under-bar Characters

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sun Aug 16 10:17:06 CDT 2015

On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 07:35:17AM -0700, alexweiner at alexweiner.com wrote:
> Hello Unicode Mailing List,
> There is significant discussion about the problems of adding capital letters
> with individual under-bars in this mailing list for GNU APL.
> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-apl/2015-08/msg00050.html
> Pretty much it adds up to the following problem:
> The string length functionality would view an 'A' code point combined with an
> '_' code point as an item that has two elements, while something that looks
> like 'A'  Should be atomic, and return a length of one.

I think what you need is better “character” counting [1], rather than
new precomposed characters.


1. http://unicode.org/reports/tr29/#Grapheme_Cluster_Boundaries

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