UAX 29 questions

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Sun Jan 25 01:24:08 CST 2015

On Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:26:09 -0700
Karl Williamson <public at> wrote:

> But the earlier rule, WB6
>   (ALetter | Hebrew_Letter) 	× 	(MidLetter | MidNumLet
> | Single_Quote) (ALetter | Hebrew_Letter)
> seems to me to say (among other things) that a Hebrew Letter followed
> by a Single Quote shouldn't break if and only if the latter is also 
> followed by either an ALetter or another Hebrew Letter (again modulo 
> ignored Format and Extend letters)
> This seems contradictory.  One rule says something unconditionally,
> and the other rule adds conditions.

There's no 'only if'.  WB6 applies to 6 combinations, one of which is
redundant because of WB7A.  Removing the redundant condition would
require an additional rule.


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