Re: Last Call: UTF-16

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Aug 18 1999 - 13:21:41 EDT

Michael Everson scripsit:

> I protest. We _do_ have a national committee here, John. True, when I give
> advice on Tibetan the committee doesn't always have much to say, but you'd
> be surprised.

I say "you are Ireland" in the sense that when Ireland is addressed in the
WG, you answer. Similarly, Mr. Clinton "is America" for certain purposes.

> >If you look through the proposers of the 10646 Amendments,
> >you will find Ireland as proposer or co-proposer a disproportionate
> >number of times....
> A disproportionate number? I'd prefer you to say "many". We do the work.

Many, certainly. If there are N members of WG2, I think that Ireland
appears more than 1/N times. That is a disproportion, without regard
to whether it is good or bad. I think it good, myself.

John Cowan                         
       I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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