Working with grapheme clusters

Anne van Kesteren annevk at
Thu Oct 24 07:22:25 PDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Claude Pache <claude.pache at> wrote:
> As a side note, I ask whether the `String.prototype.symbolAt `/`` as proposed in a recent thread,
> and the `String.prototype[@@iterator]` as currently specified, are really what people need,
> or if they would mistakenly use them with the intended meaning of `String.prototype.graphemeAt`
> and `String.prototype.graphemes` as discussed in the present message?
> Thoughts?

I think you're correct. If we want to make it easier for developers to
work with text, we should offer them functionality at the grapheme
cluster level and not distract everyone with code units and code
points. Thanks for making a proposal!


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