Re: New contribution

From: John Jenkins (jenkins@apple.com)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:01:21 EDT

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    On Apr 29, 2004, at 11:06 AM, Antoine Leca wrote:

    > c) The very reason for Han unification was the need to shoelace it
    > into 16
    > bits (it is also the 'marque de fabrique' and the most clear success of
    > Unicode). There was no such incentive for the present Indian scripts.
    > Would
    > have it been the case, or if the dilemma would have been between one
    > script
    > in BMP or several in PSP, I bet they would have been unified promptly,
    > and
    > the rendering engines would have been sent to h**l.
    >

    While it is true that the originally 16 bit architecture required Han
    unification, it isn't it's raison d'Ítre. Unicode would have done Han
    unification regardless.

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