Label separators in Dzongkha (Re: Feedback of PAN L10n project)
harald at alvestrand.no
Wed Mar 5 09:47:15 CET 2008
Sarmad Hussain wrote:
> Please re-open:
> to retrieve the document.
Thank you very much for this wide-ranging input.
There are many questions one could ask, but I'll pick one...
you say that in Dzongkha, the character U+0F7F, which is TIBETAN SIGN
RNAM BCAD, should be regarded as a label separator.
This character is of Unicode class Mc (Spacing_Mark), which class
includes such signs as the DEVANAGARI VOWEL SIGN AA. In
draft-faltstrom-idnabis-tables-05, this is marked as "PVALID", which is
of course incompatible with its use as a separator.
Do you recommend that TIBETAN SIGN RNAM BCAD be added to the exception
list in section 2.2.2 of that draft, with category DISALLOWED?
This is a very serious and non-reversible step to take - if we get code
into browsers that checks for U+0F7F as a disallowed character, it is
very hard to get back to using it as a character in labels if we change
our minds later.
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