From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 25 2003 - 14:34:35 EST
I would say that a compressor can normalize, if (a) when decompressing it
produces NFC, and (b) it advertises that it normalizes.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Ewell" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode Mailing List" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "UnicoRe Mailing List"
Sent: Tue, 2003 Nov 25 11:08
Subject: Re: Compression through normalization
> Here's a summary of the responses so far:
> * Philippe Verdy and and Jill Ramonsky say YES, a compressor can
> normalize, because it knows it is operating on Unicode character data
> and can take advantage of Unicode properties.
> * Peter Kirk and Mark Shoulson say NO, it can't, because all the
> compressor really knows about is the byte stream, so it must be
> preserved byte-for-byte.
> * I'm still not sure, but I'm leaning toward NO.
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California
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