Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 20:34:00 EDT
>The ALA-LC conventions are not the only alternatives available for
>representation of Abkhaz and/or Khanty/Mansi data in romanization.
>In fact, you can find such data on the web using alternative
>romanizations. So it isn't as if the current gap in figuring out
>precisely how, in Unicode, to represent a double diacritic with
>another diacritic applied outside the visible double diacritic
>on a digraph is preventing anyone from using romanized Abkhaz or
>Khanty/Mansi data in interchange.
By the same argument, Unicode might as well stop taking new characters; surely, between the 500 Latin characters and dozens of punctuation marks and combining characters and the other 70,000 characters, you can find a way to communicate whatever language or data you need communicated.
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