Re: Devanagari [was Re: Any web-published rebuttals to

From: Sandeep Sibal (
Date: Thu Jan 09 1997 - 13:06:12 EST

Unicode.ORG! wrote:
> I used to spend an inordinate amount of time rebutting such criticisms.
> Eventually, I decided that the criticisms basically did not matter, primarly
> because the software industry has essentially adopted Unicode at this
> point and is moving forward with it. Just to list a few significant mediums,
> languages, OSs and technologies based on Unicode: HTML, XML (new lightweight SGML),
> JAVA, DYLAN, Windows NT, OLE2, NextStep 4.0, etc. This list is growing on
> a daily basis. Why slow down to answer pointless questions about why something
> was done this way vs. that way? The cornerstone is set; let's try to cross the bridge
> at least once before we burn it down.
> So, I've basically decided to spend my time actually incorporating Unicode
> into products rather than talking about doing so or arguing with people who've

We, at least, are not trying to slow or burn anything down.
I speak for myself and at least 20 other professionals
who share an interest in Devanagari. Is there a point-man
in Unicode who will be inclined to discuss Unicode's
encoding of Devanagari? Maybe we could contact him/her
directly, and take this off-line.

I can understand your attitude if I was against Unicode.
I am not. I simply have problems with the way Devanagri
has been encoded. And it is a solvable problem...

Sandeep Sibal
Phone: (908) 949-6277

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