Re: Korean compression (was: Re: Ternary search trees for Unicode dictionaries)

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 07:25:15 EST

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    On 25/11/2003 03:54, Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 03:41 -0800 2003-11-25, Peter Kirk wrote:
    > ...
    >> But the floodgates have already been opened - not just Ethiopic but
    >> Greek extended, much of Latin extended, the Korean syllables which
    >> started this discussion, the small amount of precomposed Hebrew which
    >> we already have, etc. People have tried to force them shut, and with
    >> good reason. But don't accuse me of starting something new.
    > You are, because the floodgates, while once open, have been closed by
    > normalization.

    Read what I wrote before:

    > This approach would certainly have simplified pointed Hebrew a lot,
    > ... But I guess it is too late for a change now!

    I recognised clearly that it is too late to make this change now,
    although it might have been a good thing to do when the floodgates were
    open (although as Mark pointed out it would not necessarily have made
    things easier). I don't want to reopen them.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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