On 2016-09-19, Christoph Päper <christoph.pae...@crissov.de> wrote:
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> are all legal spellings of the same word in a writing system, a useful
> linguistic definition of grapheme should ensure that all three variants have
> the same number of graphemes.
Such a bizarre definition, which would also entail "color/colour",
"fulfill/fulfil", "sulfur/sulphur" having the same number of
graphemes, would break the first three of your rules of thumb:
> - … whatever goes into a single box in a crossword puzzle.
> - … whatever gets transposed if you reverse a word or generate an anagram.
> - … whatever gets capitalized together in the beginning of a word.
and the fourth is pretty dodgy, as it usually contradicts the others
> - … whatever can never be split up by hyphenation.
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