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Re: August chipy comment 000

I agree it's an inherently difficult problem. If you're not going to give ligatures their own code points - I assume native speakers were probably consulted and said "no" to that idea - then you have to come up with something. And the something thery came up with is perfectly reasonable.

It still leave us, though, in the situation where there are plausible arguments for the "length" of a single sequence of three code points being one, two -or- three, with my personal preference being two.

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