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Grapheme clusters, a.k.a.real characters


On Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:34 am, Mikhail V wrote:

> Ok, in this narrow context I can also agree.
> But in slightly wider context that phrase may sound almost like:
> "neither geometrical shape is better than the other as a basis
> for a wheel. If you have polygonal wheels, they are still called wheels."

I'm not talking about wheels, I'm talking about writing systems which are
fundamentally collections of arbitrary shapes. There's nothing about the sound
of "f" that looks like the letter "f".

But since you mentioned non-circular wheels, such things do exist, and are still
called "wheels" (or "gears", which is a kind of specialised wheel).

https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ937593

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-circular_gear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_wheel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk7s4PfvCZg




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