Ancient Greek apostrophe marking elision

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Mon Jan 28 14:58:39 CST 2019

On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 03:48:52 +0000
James Kass via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> It’s been said that the text segmentation rules seem over-complicated 
> and are probably non-trivial to implement properly.  I tried your 
> suggestion of WORD JOINER U+2060 after tau ( γένοιτ⁠’ ἄν ), but it
> only added yet another word break in LibreOffice.

I said we *don't* have a control that joins words.  The text of TUS
used to say we had one in U+2060, but that was removed in 2015.  I
pleaded for the retention of this functionality in document
L2/2015/15-192, but my request was refused.  I pointed out in ICU
ticket #11766 that ICU's Thai word breaker retained this facility. An
investigation was planned, but nothing seems to have come of it.
Interestingly, bringing this word breaker into line with TUS in the UK
may well be in breach of the Equality Act 2010.


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