Re: Mixed up priorities

Date: Thu Oct 21 1999 - 15:51:15 EDT


       The entity "ch" already has an encoding in Unicode: U+0063 +
       U+0068. It doesn't need another precomposed-form encoding,
       unless there is something else your not telling us: please
       specify one text process that you or other Czechs need to have
       performed that can't be done unless there is a separate,
       precomposed character for "ch".

       In contrast, there isn't a single Klingon character that can
       currently be encoded. We can question whether fantasy scripts
       should be encoded, but you can't compare those cases to "ch",
       "ll", n-ring or any other potential pair that can currently be
       encoded. They are entirely different situations.

       From: <> AT Internet on 10/21/99 02:44 PM

       Received on: 10/21/99

       To: Peter Constable/IntlAdmin/WCT, AT
       Subject: Mixed up priorities

       At 03:51 21-10-1999 -0700, Stephen Holmes wrote:
>Please excuse the naivety of my question, but with regard to
       these fantasy >scripts/languages, how is the decision made to
       include them in the Unicode >repertoire. By what criteria is a
       script eligible?

       I find it ridiculous that when I suggested to treat 'CH' as a
       character - which it is in Slovak, Czech, and several other
       languages - I was swamped with the reasons why that should not
       be the case, but at the same time it is apparently OK to encode
       fictional "alphabets" such as Klingon in Unicode.

       I guess linguistic reasons are secondary to popularity reasons.
       I guess we unimportant Slovaks are just expected to change our
       alphabetization rules so mighty Klingons can get their way.
       Heck, we should just teach our children English and Klingon,
       and forget our own language, culture, and tradition. :(


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