Re: Sporadic Unicode revisited

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 15:22:38 EDT

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    Rick McGowan scripsit:

    > Both (recent) Windows

    *Very* recent, which many have not yet adopted.

    > Both platforms also have other means,
    > such as the "Character Map" utility of Windows...

    Using which is a great pain in the rear.

    > (BTW, I agree with Mark about those ISO 14755 abbreviations... They aren't
    > very "mnemonic". Many people have the charts available, so there is no
    > great advantage to using mnemonics over simply using numbers or palettes.)

    They are easy to type, and what is more, easy to proofread. (This is the
    same argument I just made defending the ISO/SGML named character entities.)

    John Cowan
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    There is also one Dummett.  By their works shall ye know them.  However, just as
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