Re: Ciphers (Was: Berber/Tifinagh)

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Mon Nov 10 2003 - 21:10:39 EST

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    > Kenneth Whistler wrote on Theban,
    > > Because of that, nobody (seriously) involved in
    > > 10646 or Unicode has bothered to try to provide a
    > > character encoding proposal for it.

    And James Kass responded:

    > There was a link sent to this list in Feb 2002 for some kind
    > of preliminary proposal, but that link appears to now be broken.
    > Here's a newer link for a draft proposal for Theban:

    Thanks for the updated link (although seems to
    work better for some reason).

    However, while this proposal, filled out by Eric S. Raymond,
    uses the WG2 summary proposal form, there is no evidence that
    I can find that this has ever been submitted into either the
    WG2 or the UTC/L2 document registers. I've attended every one
    of the UTC meetings since February 26, 2002 (the date of
    this document), and all but one of the WG2 meetings, and Theban
    has never been on the agendas, nor has this document been
    distributed for consideration in either committee.

    That's what I meant by the "seriously" qualification. A
    proposal isn't very serious, from the point of view of the
    encoding committees, until it gets into their document
    registers and onto their meeting agendas.


    P.S. Incidentally, I don't find the rationale stated in the
    Raymond proposal to be at all convincing.

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