RE: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Sep 29 1999 - 05:18:46 EDT

Ken said:

>A good portion of the interoperable data world is going to standardize
>on Unicode Normalization Form C, I expect. That isn't going to be the
>10646 Implementation Level 1 that some still seem to be pining for
>to simplify their lives. That doesn't stop people from just implementing
>10646 Implementation Level 1, but Level 1 is just not sufficient for
>worldwide use.

Level 1 is not sufficient for preparing an edition of something as mundane
and ubiquitous as the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.
Just so people don't think that Ken's statement doesn't apply to mainstream
North America.

Yes, I know most folks don't write dictionaries. But they do search them

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