Re: Revised N2586R

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Jun 26 2003 - 14:13:52 EDT

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    At 12:09 -0500 2003-06-26, wrote:

    >The only meaning that the Standard implies is that the character encoded
    >at codepoint x represents they symbol of a wheelchair. It does not imply
    >*anything* about how its usage in juxtaposition with the name of a person
    >should be interpreted.

    Indeed William's argument that "HANDICAPPED" is somehow inappropriate
    just doesn't wash. In Europe at least, many handicapped people
    consider it far more polite to be called handicapped or behindert or
    what have you than to be subject to such politically "correct"
    monstrosities as "differently abled".

    Which is not to say that the Name Police won't prefer WHEELCHAIR
    SYMBOL. Time will tell.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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