Re: Cuneiform Free Variation Selectors

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Sun Jan 18 2004 - 19:15:00 EST

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    Tom Gewecke wrote at 2:26 PM on Sunday, January 18, 2004:

    >>>It took Devanagiri to show me the NATURE of the technical problem posed
    >>>by a dynamic encoding for cuneiform; it took Mongolian to show me that
    >>>the problem HAS ALREADY BEEN SOLVED in Unicode.
    >>No greater hames have we ever made than encoding Mongolian without a
    >>proper implementation model.
    >Agreed. I can't imagine that anyone who has ever tried to actually do
    >anything with Unicode Mongolian would recommend variation selectors as an
    >encoding technique, unless perhaps they wanted to make sure the encoding
    >was never implemented.

    Could you please elaborate? Has this modle not been implemented? Either
    via Unicode or otherwise?


    Dean A. Snyder

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