From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 04 2003 - 01:01:43 EST
Rick McGowan <rick at unicode dot org> wrote:
> Please note that the Issues for Public Review have been updated with a
> new review item regarding tailoring of normalization. Please see issue
> number 7 on this page:
This is hardly a formal comment, but "allowing limited tailoring of
normalization forms" sounds really really scary to me. This would
basically apply the concept of CESU-8 -- which is not an official UTF,
but is close enough to cause confusion, and is specified on the Unicode
Web site as though it were official -- to normalization forms. There
are already four normalization forms, which is probably greater than the
number of people outside this mailing list who understand all of them.
Is it worthwhile to add more special-purpose variations?
> Also, the review period for issues 1, 4, 5, and 6 is quickly
> and these items are expected to be discussed at the next UTC meeting
> 4-7 2003.
As a reminder, my paper arguing against the proposed deprecation of
Plane 14 language tags is available in PDF and HTML formats:
As for Issue #6, "Unicode 4.0 Alpha data," there hasn't been much new to
review so far. The first Unicode Data.txt file to contain the new
character assignments in Unicode 4.0 was posted only a few hours ago!
Eleven days might not be much time to check through 1200+ new
characters. I will, however, state the obvious by pointing out that the
Scripts.txt file (among others) needs to be updated to reflect the new
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