From: African Oracle (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 18:12:52 CDT
Thanks to have taken the time to explain.
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From: "Peter Constable" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 12:50 AM
Subject: RE: Just if and where is the then?
> > "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
> backward-compatibility requirement.
> 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
> pre-composed characters.
> > 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.
> Peter Constable
> Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
> Microsoft Windows Division
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