Michael Everson wrote:
> Why on earth are we using surrogates to access the Outer Planes for
> language tags (reported to be not graphic characters in a rather
> unbelievable trick of thinking) when we could simply code One More Time a
> clone of ASCII in the BMP which could be used for meta-text of any kind?
Because the BMP is a sacred space, and no misbelievers are allowed
to pollute it with their muddy boots. And like that. As you should
have learned by now. (sad :-))
But language tags aren't graphic characters, because they have
no visible rendering. The fact that this passage is in English
is not *rendered* in it.
-- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn. You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn. Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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