Re: Beyond 17 planes, was: Java char and Unicode 3.0+

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Oct 16 2003 - 14:47:00 CST

At 22:16 +0200 2003-10-16, Philippe Verdy wrote:

>I'm not quoting exactly their sentences. This is just the general idea
>behind ISO which is to produce a coherent set of standards that should
>be accepted and followed by governments, industries and people
>developping interchangeable products or services.

*That* is a very different thing from what you said:

> >> ISO10646 objectives are to also to offer support and integrate
> >> almost all other related ISO specifications that may need a
> >> unified codepoint space for encoding either plain text or their
> >> own objects.

There is no truth whatsoever in your supposition that ISO/IEC 10646's
objectives have anything to do with "integrating" other
specifications. ISO/IEC 10646's objectives are to provide an
architecture and character set.

Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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