Re: Dublin Conference: Re: ISO/IEC 10646 versus Unicode

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jul 23 2002 - 09:07:41 EDT

Marion Gunn scripsit:

> I also believe that (whatever Unicode's usual protocol) it would have
> been smart to reserve the 'Éire/Ireland' designation for Irish experts
> at its Dublin conference, and US/Germany/wherever for speakers of
> different origins, as do other conferences visiting here (even
> dual-labelling would have been ok).

By the same token, then, it would have been smart to reserve the
Irish seat on various standardization bodies for someone other than
Mr. Everson, who is well known to be of U.S. origin?

This is nothing less than racial discrimination, and as such despicable.
An employee of an Irish institution is an employee of an Irish
institution, and no matter whether he comes from Germany or anywhere else.

> I wish to invite useful suggestions on short-term IT projects from
> people able to honour confidentiality agreements and understand the
> technical aspects, to work for EGT on a paid or profit-sharing basis.

Advertising on this list is well-known to be absolutely forbidden.
I call on Sarasvati to act.

John Cowan
                I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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