From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Apr 25 2004 - 15:04:39 EDT
At 11:35 -0700 2004-04-25, Mark Davis wrote:
>This is a public, general purpose list.
Decidated to the discussion of the Unicode Standard and its implementation.
>There are already many discussions of topics unrelated to the
>Unicode standard per se; just look back over your messages sorted by
>subject, and you'll see *many* of them.
That is a very different thing, Mark, from announcing that everything
goes as far as discussion of the entire area of locales is concerned.
That is orthogonal to the discussion of the Unicode Standard and its
>As I said, if this really proves to be a problem, we can split the lists.
The very fact that month names and language codes and other
locale-related are now fare game makes it a problem a priori for me.
It is hard enough, Mark, to track all the mail I get. Now the Unicode
list is going to be dedicated to a completely different topic as
well? Bad idea.
I want to discuss locales, but I don't want that discussion to be
threaded along with the work on character encoding and
implementation. I have recently published a proposal document for the
HRYVNIA SIGN and the CEDI SIGN. That proposal derived from discussion
occurring on the Unicode list, quite properly. Even that discussion
was threaded along with (lots of) other stuff. Why add new areas for
Please exercise some common sense. Mixing locales along with Unicode
discussion is going to cause trouble. Please start a new list for
that discussion. It is no different from having lists dedicated to
specialized discussion of Tibetan or Hebrew or BiDi.
Please, Mark. You don't spend as much time on the Unicode list as I
do. Trust me.
Or trust MichKa.
Either way, please make a new list for this specialized discussion area.
-- Michael Everson * * Everson Typography * * http://www.evertype.com
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