Re: Unicode and Script Encoding Initiative in San Jose Mercury News

From: Asmus Freytag (
Date: Tue Oct 28 2003 - 13:55:40 CST

At 09:35 PM 10/27/03 -0800, Doug Ewell wrote:
>That said, I can try to improve my use of real Unicode punctuation on
>these lists, if I have time to paste it in (since my keyboard doesn't
>support it).

Please don't.

> I remember being told by someone a few years back that I
>should limit my use of UTF-8 on the Unicode list, due to the inability
>of some list members' e-mail software to handle it.

You always have the choice of being a UTF-8 purist - OR - getting your point
across. Notice that we don't publish the standard as UTF-8 files, but in
PDF (where we can make sure we control what people get to see, so our
message gets across ;-).


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