7.0 dp 1 Dictionary

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 14:15:44 CEST 2014


On 02/04/14 14:41, Fraser Gordon wrote:
> On 2 Apr 2014, at 12:30, Fraser Gordon <fraser.gordon at runrev.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2 Apr 2014, at 12:24, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I have just been reading Fraser's seminal article here:
>>>
>>> http://livecode.com/blog/2014/04/02/examining-unicode-part-ii-digesting-text/
>>>
>>> and got all excited about "codepointProperty", but did not quite understand "Diacritic",
>>>
>> Diacritics are the technical term for the accents and other bits that get attached to letters. In terms of the codepointProperty function, the "Diacritic" property returns true for diacritical characters and false otherwise.
> Just noticed your post on the blog entry itself so sorry if I misunderstood what you were asking about diacritics - the short answer is that the engine looks up the information in the Unicode Character Database (which libICU provides a nice interface to). It is this that has caused the expansion in the size of the standalones in the DP (temporarily, we hope).
>
> Regards,
> Fraser
>
>

Thanks for that.

Re: Diacritics. While you are a real computer programmer (which I am 
most definitely not), I have an M.A. in Linguistics.

However, my problem was not with "Diacritic" as such, but the syntax of 
codepointProperty, and, wanting to
"play around with it" to see how it worked, my 'natural' first stop was 
to have a look in 7.0's dictionary
(mind you, it may not be up-to-date).

Richmond.



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