Re: Unicode 3.0 press statements

Date: Wed Jan 19 2000 - 19:15:19 EST

I seem to remember discussion of Kurdish some time ago. Which Kurdish
letters cannot be represented by a sequence of Unicode characters?

Mark Davis, IBM Center for Java Technology, Cupertino
(408) 777-5850 [fax: 5891],,

Roozbeh Pournader <> on 2000/01/19 01:16:39 PM

To: Mark Davis/Cupertino/IBM@IBMUS
cc: Unicode List <>
Subject: Re: Unicode 3.0 press statements

Something not that much related: if you wanted to count the number of
languages, do not include Kurdish. Unicode doesn't have all the letters
used in Iranian Kurdish.


On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, wrote:

> I thought it would be useful to query this group for sample statements
> along these lines, statements that would both:
> a) catch people's attention
> b) be true!
> For example, "scripts" don't mean anything to the average Joe;
> or "countries" do. Yet our focus is in the Consortium is on scripts: I
> don't know what percent of the language coverage we have (some of you may
> have a better notion). On the other hand, I have no doubt that in terms
> the percentage of text currently represented in computers, that Unicode
> covers over 99% of the usage. So, sometimes the statements have to be
> worded appropriately.

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