Re: Language Tagging And Unicode

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 10:52:29 EST wrote:

> If I am honest, I must say that all the objections that I made to your
> proposal are also true for A, C, E, I, J, O, P, S, and X: in Latin *and*
> Cyrillic they could well be the same: there wouldn't even be any problem in
> upper-/lower-casing.

One counterargument is searching: if you look for "ABC" in some Latin-based
language, you do not want false matches on "a ve es" in a Cyrillic one.
And vice versa.


Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)

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