Re: New contribution

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 13:46:45 EDT

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    Antoine wrote:

    > c) The very reason for Han unification was the need to shoelace it into 16
    > bits

    That's not entirely true. There are lots of other reasons for unifying. In
    fact, the "unification" game is still going on because as we add more and
    more CJKV characters the standard becomes more unwieldy for real users.
    People are now talking about "basic international CJK subsets" and working
    on systems of identificationf or variants, etc, etc. It is VERY clear to
    pretty much anyone working in this area that we have one Han script.

    And... There *is* a proposal for a unified ancient Brahmi that encompasses
    several things (non-modern) that also could be encoded on their own. This
    isn't mature yet.


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