From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 06 2003 - 16:16:50 EDT
I would like to ask the old farts^W^Wrespected elders of the UTC
which principle they consider more important, abstractly speaking:
the principle that combining marks always follow their base characters
(a typographical principle), or that text is stored, with a few minor
exceptions, in phonetic order (a lexicographical principle).
As someone or other said, "I believe that hitherto -- *hitherto,* mark
you -- [we have] entirely overlooked the existence of", well, scripts
that might cause a conflict between these esteemed principles.
Feel free to treat this posting with scorn.
-- Not to perambulate John Cowan <email@example.com> the corridors http://www.reutershealth.com during the hours of repose http://www.ccil.org/~cowan in the boots of ascension. --Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel
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