From: Theodore H. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 07 2003 - 12:49:29 EDT
I am having trouble understanding Unicode's documentation. I tried
looking through the glossary for an explanation of a term I see about a
lot "Canonical equivalence", this lead me back to the original document
that had been using it a lot, but which I still hadn't lead me to find
out what it meant.
On spending more effort trying to understand the document's terse
format, I found out that it is telling me I have to read some kind of
So to work out what this word canonical means, I have to remember one
table, and to remember the word compatibility I have to remember
I haven't found those tables yet, and I'm still wondering why I'm being
expected to take so many steps just to understand a term that is used
all over the place.
I'm sure there is a much simpler explanation of canonical and
compatability? Or else why didn't they just use the terms "table1
decomposition" and "table2 decomposition"?
I'm guessing those words have a meaning, somehow, but I can't say what
interpretation of those worsd have been used. Anyone can explain for
Thanks a lot.
-- Theodore H. Smith - Macintosh Consultant / Contractor. My website: <www.elfdata.com/>
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