From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Jun 26 2003 - 14:48:07 EDT
WHEELCHAIR SYMBOL at least has the virtue of being descriptive of the symbol
rather than of the use and thus potentially more neutral all the way around.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Everson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: Revised N2586R
> At 12:09 -0500 2003-06-26, Peter_Constable@sil.org 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 * * http://www.evertype.com
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