Re: Mixed up priorities

Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 11:50:01 EDT

>If the Slovak government were to decree that this "character"
       CH which
       appears between
       "H" and "I" in their dictionaries was in future to be
       represented by some
       entirely new
       unitary glyph would it then somehow become an acceptable
       candidate for
       - or would it still have to be encoded by the sequence U+0043
       U+0048? After
       this would only be a glyph change.

       If it is accepted that CH is a character in the Slovak and
       Czech languages
       it seems to me the real reason for not encoding a CZECH-SLOVAK
       LETTER CH is for backwards compatibility with legacy systems or
       problems that would be caused by people using it as a ligature
       for CH in other languages

       You've stated two reasons why it would not be good to introduce
       a new encoding at that point: it's only a glyph change, and
       you'd lose compatibility with legacy-encoded data.


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