From: Theodore H. Smith (delete@elfdata.com)
Date: Fri May 09 2003 - 05:01:12 EDT

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    Hi list,

    The theoretical WCode has some good points, although I can't say that
    all of them are possible, but many of them would be good.

    "WCode contains US-ASCII and C1 controls as direct subsets, but not
    most of ISO 8859-1. (Unicode: contains all of them as
    direct subsets

    All scripts are encoded in logical order. (Unicode: Thai and Lao are
    not encoded in logical order) "

    This one I'm not sure if this is possible. Some languages will order
    the same characters differently.

    Also, how to sort English properly? Should it be ordered like
    "aAbBcCdD..."? Thats the only way to sort it binarywise in a natural
    order, which immediately means it's not ASCII anymore. That's one
    glaring contradiction.

    All in all though, it's a nice group of ideas, at least for something
    to learn from even if not a final solution.

         Theodore H. Smith - Macintosh Consultant / Contractor.
         My website: <www.elfdata.com/>

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