Re: Mixed up priorities

Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 01:15:39 EDT

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       From: <> AT Internet on 10/21/99 08:22
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       Received on: 10/21/99

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Hudson []
> Sent: Thursday, October 21, 1999 7:19 PM
> At 04:49 PM 21-10-99 -0700, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:
> with them, but is it true that these sorting and hyphenation
> _require_ encoding of these digraphs as precomposed
> specific sorting and hyphenation rules. Are you suggesting
> that each of
> these sequences _needs_ to be encoded as a precomposed
> Again, is it _necessary_ for this behaviour to be controlled
> by encoding
> these letters as individual, precomposed characters? If there

       Why is the burden of proof on the users of the language? I
       would turn the question around: is it really _necessary_ to
       leave slovak/czech "ch" out of Unicode?

> Remember that Unicode is a standard for encoding _plain
> text_. Unicode does
> not contain sorting rules for individual languages, nor does
> it contain
> hyphenation rules for individual languages. Unicode provides

       I don't see what plaintext, sorting and hyphenation have to do
       with it. Slovak and Czech literates have this thing within
       their culture, and they use "ch" denote it. So if plaintext
       doesn't accomodate "ch", then it must not be plain text for
       Slovaks and Czechs. Why do we need more information than that?

       Utterly perplexed,


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