From: David Starner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Dec 18 2002 - 00:08:59 EST
At 01:25 PM 12/17/2002 -0800, Carl W. Brown wrote:
> > >I was disappointed that Unicode used precomposed encoding for Ethiopic.
> > Heavens, why?
>I assume that you are being tongue-in-cheek. If not:
One of the issues with using a precomposed encoding instead of a decomposed
encoding is that a poorly designed precomposed encoding will leave you
constantly having to encode new characters as people need this and that.
The Latin script has that problem even though the decomposed encoding is
offered as well as a precomposed encoding. But having watched the proposals
fairly closely for a while, I've only seen one request for more Ethiopic
characters, a good sign that the right choice was made.
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