Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 13:29:16 CDT

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    At 14:22 -0400 2004-05-24, wrote:
    >Michael Everson scripsit:
    > > People who need to override the default template can do so, according
    > > to the standard.
    >If they're lucky. The less lucky will only get default-UCA sorting.

    I have spoken to representatives of two important vendors in the past
    who *do* understand that this requirement is an architectural feature
    of the Unicode Standard and who *do* understand that there is a
    requirement for people to be able to get access to it.

    Therefore I remain more optimistic than you in this matter.

    >The default template is about least-astonishing behavior. I judge mixed
    >sorting (at level 1) to be least astonishing.

    I consider interleaved mixed-script text to be illegible, and
    unsuitable for the default template.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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