Re: [hackers] [libgrapheme] Refactor libgrapheme.7 || Laslo Hunhold

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 11:57:19 +0200

On Sat, 10 Oct 2020 22:47:01 +0200
"Silvan Jegen" <> wrote:

Dear Silvan,

> I think libgrapheme is a very good idea! I have just one comment
> below.

thanks for taking your time to review this commit and give feedback. I
really appreciate it!

> > +The
> > .Nm
> > -is a C library for working with grapheme clusters. What are
> > grapheme -clusters? In C, one usually uses 8-Bit unsigned integers
> > (chars) to -store strings, and many people assume that one such
> > char represents -one visible character in a printed output.
> > +library provides functions to properly count characters
> > +.Dq ( grapheme clusters )
> I feel like it should be made clear that from that point on, when the
> man page mentions a "character" it refers to a grapheme cluster. The
> reader can then either look up its definition or you could give a
> short description together with it.
> That should make the uses of "character" further down less amibiguous
> for the reader who is not familiar with the concept of a grapheme
> cluster.
> Just my two cents!

This is a good point. I worked this into the manpage in commit
706b4d4c. Is it clearer now or do you have further ideas to improve it?

With best regards

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