G. Adam Stanislav scripsit:
> 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.
One has nothing to do with the other.
> 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.
Unicode is a character coding standard, not a culturally aware
sorting standard. The notion that sorting words is accomplished by
sorting the character codes (integers) representing the characters
in those words doesn't work in ISO 8859-2, never mind Unicode.
> Heck, we should just teach our
> children English and Klingon, and forget our own language, culture, and
> tradition. :(
Without Unicode, the pressure to migrate Slovak to 8859-1 compatibility
might eventually become irresistible.
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