Re: PRC asking for 956 precomposed Tibetan characters

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Sun Dec 29 2002 - 23:18:41 EST

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    At 07:19 PM 12/29/02 -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
    >even though the answer would clearly be yes for all if
    >COMBINING RIGHT DOT, also proposed, were encoded or otherwise
    >I wonder if such blatan[tly incoorrect statements] on the standard proposal
    >questionnaire catches the attention of WG2 member bodies. If a college
    >paper included obvious errors of fact on the first page, it would surely
    >reduce the final grade even if the rest of the paper contained excellent
    >analysis and conclusions.

    You bet they do - and as a result, progress on these proposals is delayed.
    For example, even though UTC approved the COMBINING RIGHT DOT in principle,
    it didn't get added for Unicode 4.0 or the corresponding ISO edition. If
    the proposal had been just for that character, the cost/benefit of
    squeezing a single character in to enable a given user community to make
    progress might have outweighed the reluctance to last-minute additions.

    With the proposal asking for so much more, it's unclear whether the
    COMBINING RIGHT DOT would have satisfied the requesters, so it was put off
    until a later day.


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