"A Programmer's Introduction to Unicode"

Janusz S. Bien jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl
Mon Mar 13 05:31:28 CDT 2017

Quote/Cytat - Richard Wordingham <richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com>  
(Sun 12 Mar 2017 09:10:22 PM CET):

> On Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:02:28 +0100
> "Janusz S. Bien" <jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
>> If the basic notion has to be referred in a cumbersome way as
>> "extended grapheme cluster" then it is easier to talk about "Unicode
>> characters" despite the fact that they have a rather loose relation
>> to real-life/user-perceived characters.
> The notion that extended grapheme clusters corresponds to
> user-perceived characters is also rather dodgy.

The idea is not mine, but it appears from time to time on the list in  
a more or less explicit way.

> Whereas it may work
> for French, it is getting very dubious by the time one adds Hebrew
> cantillation marks or Vedic accentuation.  The Thais revolted when
> their preposed vowels were joined with the following consonant in the
> same extended grapheme cluster, and Unicode had to revoke that union.

Just yet another reason for introducing the notion of textel?

Best regards


Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bień -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra  
Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bień - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department)
jsbien at uw.edu.pl, jsbien at mimuw.edu.pl, http://fleksem.klf.uw.edu.pl/~jsbien/

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