Glyphs and graphemes [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Tue Jul 17 02:38:58 EDT 2018

On 7/16/2018 7:02 PM, Richard Damon wrote:
>> On Jul 16, 2018, at 3:28 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at> wrote:

>> If one is using a broader definition than usual, it is clearer to say so.

This is the core of what I wrote.  Do you disagree?

> You are defining a variable/fixed width codepoint set.

No, I did not define anything.  I said, I believe accurately, that this 
is the, or at least one common understanding of 'variable/fixed width 
encoding.  To repeat, it one is writing to be understood, rather than 
create an effect, and one uses a word or phrase in a non-standard 
fashion (which I myself do occasionally), then it is clearer to say what 
one is doing (which I try to also do).

Terry Jan Reedy

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