Re: New contribution

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 10:11:34 EDT

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    Andrew C. West wrote at 6:09 AM on Thursday, April 29, 2004:

    >Hmm, the problem is that the more "experts" that are involved the more
    >it is that any sort of consensus can be reached, especially if, as is
    >often the
    >case, they lack the understanding of encoding issues and principles that

    Are you really saying script experts should not be involved in encoding
    proposals for their scripts?

    I say we need dialog between script experts and encoding experts.

    And that is what is happening.

    If you are slighting script experts for their lack of encoding knowledge,
    they can just as well slight encoding experts for their lack of script
    knowledge. (There are script experts who can demonstrate problems in
    Unicode created by encoding experts who "lacked an understanding of
    [script] issues and principles".) But this should not be a finger-
    pointing contest; the reality is we need both groups of experts
    cooperating together to achieve good results.


    Dean A. Snyder

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