[sword-devel] Re: Westcott-Hort

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 05 Apr 2004 20:09:47 -0700

I'm not sure I understand all of this, but practically, it's much less 
important to speedily process these characters when displaying, versus 
searching.  I would personally like decomposed characters stored for 
less processing during a scan of the text.  But you guys are the experts.


Chris Little wrote:
> Costas I. Stergiou wrote:
>> Actually, the NFC standard is all about precomposed chars. All the
>> extended
>> greek chars are exactly this: the (pre-composed) greek letters with the
>> diacriticals. I use icu4j for all my tests & conversions and when
>> asking to take
>> a text and convert it to NFC it does use the extended greek chars. So, my
>> almost certain answer, is yes (extended greek is NFC)
> Costas,
> It sounds like you know what you're doing.  My only concern was that the 
>   Greek Extended area was categorized as compatability or presentation, 
> in which case they might not be canonically equivalent to decomposed 
> codepoint sequences.  But if you're doing NFC normalization already, 
> then obviously they are.
> --Chris
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