Re: Definitions (Was: Re: Charsets + encoding + codesets)

From: Tony Harminc (
Date: Fri Oct 10 1997 - 18:07:11 EDT

On 9 Oct 97 at 12:45, John Clews wrote:

> Why not do, as ISO/IEC 10646 (and all ISO/IEC/JTC1/SC2 standards) do,
> or at worst imply, and use the term "character" for those elements
> which can be related to a single code point, and "graphic character"
> for that class of characters which can be related to more than one
> code point, using any permitted combining options?

Where does this leave sequences like CR LF that many people would
think of in at least some contexts as a unit ("line separator" or the
like) ? Or would you deny that they're "character"s at all ?

Tony Harminc

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