Ar 06:29 -0800 2000-04-24, scríobh Elliotte Rusty Harold:
>Is the following statement accurate?
>Probably less than one person in a thousand today speaks a language that
>cannot be reasonably represented in Unicode.
>Can anyone be more accurate than that? If the number is higher than 1 in
>a 1000, what scripts still need to be encoded to get the ratio below 1
>in a 1000? If it's already much less than 1 in a 1000, how low is it
>approximately? 1 in 10,000? 100,000? 1,000,000?
As custodian (or whatever) of the minority scripts and historical scripts
as yet unencoded in the UCS, I have grave misgivings about the utility of
such questions and the blurbs one imagines will result. Perhaps that is not
Elliotte Rusty Harold's intention, I don't know.
Our work is not finished. Telling the world that it is finished just makes
the work of encoding the economically less-viable scripts more difficult.
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