From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 15 2002 - 03:37:31 EDT
Barry Caplan <bcaplan at i18n dot com> wrote:
> My research over the last week indicates that the origins of Unicode
> are very definitely of the same era and from the same community of
> the people who brought the idea of internationalization to a critical
> mass, and coined the term i18n. One has not been separable from the
> other since at least 1989.
Just to make sure everyone is clear on this:
I am not arguing against the concept of internationalization, or even
against occasional use of the abbreviation "i18n." I use it myself
sometimes, just as I use smileys sometimes.
What I am arguing against is going hog-wild making up new obscure
abbreviations from the same template, and
clogging the Unicode list with them. Anything beyond "i18n" and "l10n"
is tantamount to the "man with glasses smoking a cigar and drooling"
type of smiley.
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