From: Dean Snyder (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 10:11:34 EDT
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
>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
Assistant Research Scholar
Manager, Digital Hammurabi Project
Computer Science Department
Whiting School of Engineering
218C New Engineering Building
3400 North Charles Street
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, USA 21218
office: 410 516-6850
cell: 717 817-4897
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