From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jun 27 2003 - 14:12:53 EDT
At 10:20 AM 6/27/2003, John Cowan wrote:
> > What if the request to change the Hebrew combining classes came *from* W3C
> > and/or IETF? I'm not saying that this is likely, but I'm wondering whether
> > they might, in fact, not insist on stability for characters for which
> > normalisation is currently broken anyway?
>The normalization is not broken from the point of view of the "stability
>community". They consider it more important that there be a fixed rule,
>than what the content of the rule is. Google for "stare decisis" for
>much more on this point of view in general.
Fair enough. I made my suggestion before reading all of your exchange with
Tiro Typeworks www.tiro.com
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If you browse in the shelves that, in American bookstores,
are labeled New Age, you can find there even Saint Augustine,
who, as far as I know, was not a fascist. But combining Saint
Augustine and Stonehenge -- that is a symptom of Ur-Fascism.
- Umberto Eco
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