From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Feb 27 2003 - 17:50:20 EST
>And also RFC is FREE of charge but not Unicode standard itself.
The Unicode Standard *is* free of charge; the entire text is posted on
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From: "Yung-Fong Tang" <email@example.com>
To: "Kenneth Whistler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 27, 2003 13:06
Subject: Re: Unicode 4.0 BETA available for review
> >I can keep answering these questions, but I can also assure
> >everyone that the UTC worked *very* hard this time around to
> >make the character encoding model much clearer in the Unicode 4.0
> >text, and to anticipate all these edge cases.
> The problem in the past come from two (or more places)
> 1. the definitation in Unicode itself (3.0, 3.1)
> 2. the RFC which summarize it.
> I am sure you can control the point 1. But we have to understand the
> point 2 is also important. The reasone people refer to point 2 is
> usually the RFC is much shorter and focus than the Unicode standard
> itself. And also RFC is FREE of charge but not Unicode standard itself.
> So... in the future, in order to ensure we have a good software
> environment, we not only need to make the Unicode 4.0 clear, but also
> need to speed up the revision of those RFCs.
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