Re: Is it true that Unicode is insufficient for Oriental languages?

From: Theodore H. Smith (
Date: Thu May 22 2003 - 13:29:43 EDT

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    >> One thing though, the author mentioned that there are 5 latin sets in
    >> Unicode? I have noticed some replication, there is one block that
    >> looks
    >> like latin, just with a different font! It looked like "Old English"
    >> writing, but it could have been called Ogham perhaps, or maybe my
    >> memory fails me.
    > You're probably thinking of the Gothic block (U+10330..1034F).

    Whats so special about goths that they need their own block? What about
    neu-metallers and hippies?

    But seriously, what is so special about the Gothic style that it needs
    its own block? That hampers text searching and complexifies things in
    other ways.

         Theodore H. Smith - Macintosh Consultant / Contractor.
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