Haskell Platform Proposal: add the 'text' library
pumpkingod at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 17:39:55 EDT 2010
>> AFAIK there are scripts that have so many combinations that Unicode does
> not have a single codepoints for each character. In Arabic you can have one
> of 5 vowel signs on each of the 28 letters. But Unicode does not provide
> 5*28 codepoints for the combinations. That is probably the reason for have
> these combined characters.
I dunno, they didn't seem to have much trouble jamming 11k or so hangul
letters into the standard, as well as the smaller combining forms of them.
Not sure about Arabic though.
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