From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 17:50:24 CDT
> "The existing composites were included only out of necessity so that
> Unicode implementations could interoperate with existing
> using legacy industry-standard encodings." - Peter Constable
> Are we saying we have exhausted such necessity?
Yes, because by definition legacy industry-standard encodings not in
widespread usage prior to 1993 do not qualify for the
The necessity had to do with interoperation with existing
implementations, not with the need to support particular languages /
writing systems. For the latter, it has never been a necessity to add
> And what are these legacy-standard encodings?
> "No new composite values will be added". - Peter Constable
> The above sounds dictatorial in nature.
I'm simply telling you what the policy of the Unicode Consortium is.
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division
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