Re: Revised N2586R

Date: Mon Jun 23 2003 - 02:07:13 EDT

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    It seems to me the proposal would present a stronger case if samples were
    available that were something *other* than an explanation of the symbol in
    a dictionary, encyclopaedia, or other reference. It would be similar to
    these kinds of samples if I were to create a proposal using as a sample
    the Phonetic Symbol Guide, but that might not clearly show if a character
    was something that was merely proposed by someone at one time but never
    actually used -- in such a case, taking a sample from Phonetic Symbol
    Guide does not really demonstrate the need to encode as a character for
    text representation. Likewise, the sample for (e.g.) the fleur-de-lis
    doesn't really provide a case that this should be a character to
    facilitate representation in text. It wouldn't be hard to provide a
    comparable descriptive paragraph that began with an image of the Stars and
    Stripes, but I don't think we'd want to encode the US flag as a character.

    I'm not saying that I oppose the proposed characters; just that samples of
    a different nature would make for a stronger case.

    - Peter

    Peter Constable

    Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
    7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
    Tel: +1 972 708 7485

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