Update to clarify combining characters

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Fri Apr 25 10:16:15 CEST 2014

Hello Andrew,

On 2014/04/22 21:36, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 07:35:57PM +0900, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
>>>> ... in Abenaki we use several ASCII character sequences
>>>> inter-changeably ("ou", "w" and "8") as well as an "u atop o" character
>>>> defined in one or more extensions to ASCII, which typewritters with
>> The case of simplified vs. traditional Chinese characters has been
>> discussed at length (at length even for IDNA) leading up to IDNA
>> 2003.
> I think we're now conflating the many things that go by the name
> "variants" and the "combining characters" issue.  This was about
> combining characters, as I understand it.  AFAIK, Simplified and
> Traditional Chinese do not present a combining character issue.

Agreed that Simplified/Traditional Chinese is a variant issue and but a 
combining character issue. I brought it up because Abenaki "ou", "w", 
and "8" are also a variant issue. Sorry for that.

Regards,   Martin.

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