Re: Benefits of Unicode

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Jan 29 2001 - 19:11:11 EST

On Mon, Jan 29, 2001 at 01:06:44PM -0800, Alistair Vining wrote:
> Richard Cook [mailto:rscook@socrates.Berkeley.EDU]
> >
> > Has anybody played devil's advocate to this, with a list of "Failings of
> > Unicode"? Are there any? :-) This question might in fact result in a
> > longer Benefits list ....
> Somebody mentioned TRON, which I'd not heard of before, but
> <> says:

The link on the Tron webpage ( to the English information
about the Tron character set is broken. But as other links indicate
and I remember, TRON imported Unicode 2.0 for all of TRON's non-CJK
characters. So they imported many of Unicode's minor problems, and
fall increasingly short of Unicode's support for the world's languages.
(I wonder if there's even been an attempt to rewrite all the information
needed to properly implement those characters. . .)

Does anyone else have any information about the Tron character set?

David Starner -
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