From: Kenneth Whistler (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 12 2003 - 20:55:00 EST
The reason is that the Myanmar block was given four empty columns
because we already *know* of numerous characters that will need
to be added to the Myanmar script to support Shan, Karen, Mon,
and other minority languages written with the script. Ending the
Myanmar block at U+109F (instead of U+105F) was done very
deliberately, after doing an approximate census of what remained
to be encoded for Myanmar.
Starting any possible Georgian extensions in that space, in order to
keep Georgian contiguous, would end up just making Myanmar
extensions be noncontiguous in turn. It would also require
redefining both blocks, which is not a good idea at this point.
And finally, we try to avoid *starting* a block across a
XX7F/xx80 divide, for implementation reasons.
> I noticed that a new Georgian Extended block was tentatively allocated at
> 2D00. The Myanmar block ends with four empty columns, just before the
> Georgian block, and the space could conceivably be used to extend the Georgian
> block while keeping it contiguous. I am sure there are good reasons for the
> proposed allocation, but am curious which ones.
> Thank you,
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