There is now a link on the BIBCO home page to the CPSO memo on the changes
on counting non-filing characters. Appreciation goes to Joan Biella (Hebraia
Team, RCCD/LC) for creating a chart to illustrate the conventions that should
help to dispell any doubts.
Note that in the chart the letters with the macron and those preceded by an
ayn could not be recreated in html therefore, the examples don't quite look
exactly the way they do in the CPSO memo, if this is a problem let me know and I
will provide a .pdf copy of the chart.