RE: Precomposed Tibetan

From: Marco Cimarosti (
Date: Tue Dec 17 2002 - 15:28:45 EST

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    Michael Everson wrote:
    > What the encoding of a set of brDa rTen precomposed syllables would
    > do would be to restrict the Tibetans to this set, to which they have
    > been restricted by the proprietary Founder software used in China.
    > These 950 syllables are insufficient to express anything but
    > newspaper and bureaucratic Tibetan.

    I totally agree. My point was another: if it is true that there is a large
    existing corpus encoded in that encoding, a prerequisite to reject the
    proposal is demonstrating that the path to Unicode is be smooth, with no
    risk for the data and no unsustainable costs.

    _ Marco

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