Re: Brahmic harmonization (use of unicode list)

From: Joan Aliprand (BR.JMA@RLG.Stanford.EDU)
Date: Fri Jun 14 1996 - 12:58:38 EDT

John Clews ( wrote on Thu, 13 Jun 96 02:54:23 -0700
in connection with the discussion on Brahmic harmonization:

> There are distinct disadvantages in discussion _off_ the list - errors
> can occur and people can fail to get the mail. Alternatively, some
> people send it to "the specialist group" _and_also to
> unicode@Unicode.ORG, as a "belt and braces" job, which means that those
> interested in the subject receive two versions.
> Mailing lists like unicode@Unicode.ORG have a purpose: let's use them as
> intended for a wide range of topics - even those we are not interested
> ourselves (as others have also suggested). There's always a Delete key
> you can use.

I agree with John. Now that there is a separate distribution list for
announcements of general interest (""), this "unicode" list
is available for discussion of specialized topics such as:
* encoding of specific scripts ("Brahmic harmonization" relates to this);
* technical issues related to implementation.

-- Joan Aliprand
   Research Libraries Group


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