Re: Text and Anti-Text

From: G. Adam Stanislav (
Date: Fri Aug 13 1999 - 13:31:23 EDT

On Fri, Aug 13, 1999 at 08:56:20AM -0700, Dean A. Snyder wrote:
>I propose that 10646 reserve the 32nd bit as a flag bit signifying text
>versus meta-text - when the bit IS NOT set, the glyph is to be treated as
>text with its current value in the standard unchanged; when the bit IS set,
>the glyph is to be treated as meta-text, having the same value as its
>non-bit-set counterpart in the current standard.

Gosh, NO!!! That would break a lot of software that expects 31-bit values
and treats anything with the high bit set as either EOF or an error.


Perfection is for neurotics

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