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   Re: Combining characters/Extenders, etc. in Unicode

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Paul W. Abrahams" <abrahams@valinet.com>, XMLDev list <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Aug 1999 11:01:08 -0700

At 12:56 PM 8/9/99 -0400, Paul W. Abrahams wrote:
>The XML spec defines certain character classes (in Appendix B) that are
>derived from the Unicode standard.   Could someone explain what is meant
>by Ideographics, Combining Characters, and Extenders?  I'd like to get
>this information without having to buy a whole book on Unicode, but so
>far I haven't been able to find it.

Advice: buy a whole book on Unicode - the Unicode standard.  It's an
excellent piece of work and really essential if you're going to be
doing any work with these things.   If it's not in your local
bookstore you can buy it from their website at http://www.unicode.org/

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