Re: Out-of-topic: script direction

From: John Jenkins (jenkins@apple.com)
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 13:49:50 EST


on 1/12/00 9:00 AM, Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com at Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com
wrote:

> Allow me a na´ve question: what is the purpose of encoding characters(maybe)
> found in *one* single written(maybe) document?
>

Well, one cannot guarantee that more won't be discovered. :-)

Officially, the rationale was that people study and exchange data regarding
the one document.

Unofficially, I couldn't resist creating an encoding proposal that contained
the *entire known corpus* of literature in the proposed script.

The UTC didn't seem to share my enthusiasm.

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John H. Jenkins
jenkins@apple.com
tseng@blueneptune.com
http://www.blueneptune.com/~tseng



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