Re: Definition of Script etc.

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Mon May 31 2004 - 11:11:48 CDT

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    Scientifically speaking, neither "character" nor "script" has a serious
    definition in the Unicode standard. That is, there is no methodology that
    can be used to determine whether something is a script, or a character,
    without arbitrary decisions being involved.

    Very recently at the Polish TeX Users' Group meeting prof. Janusz Bien
    suggested that the only viable definition of the Unicode "character" is:

    "Character is a primitive term that is defined by enumeration."

    IMO, the same should apply to the concept of script in Unicode. All the wise
    wording that is currently used to "define" the terms character or script
    should be identified as a "description" or "designation" but not as a


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