Re: Bharathi Lipi

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Thu Jul 01 2004 - 23:40:18 CDT

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    D. Starner <shalesller at writeme dot com> wrote:

    > However, as Unicode will be in use for an indefinite period of time,
    > quite possibly centuries,

    ... or even if it weren't...

    > we'd like to avoid filling it with characters that nobody will use.
    > As such, we prefer to wait until Bharathi Lipi has seen actual use,
    > like books printed in the script, before encoding it. Until that time,
    > the Private Use Areas have been created in part for this purpose, so
    > you can use Bharathi Lipi before it gains widespread usage.

    David is correct. Bharathi Lipi may be a great script and the answer to
    a great many problems, for all I know (I haven't seen the Web site), but
    until it actually sees some real-world use, it will not be regarded as a
    candidate for encoding.

    "Real-world use" means more than just the Web site of the inventors. I
    think there needs to be some evidence of script use completely outside
    of the inventors (i.e. not by, from, or to them or their friends,
    relative, or business partners). Otherwise Ewellic would qualify, and
    we know that's not the case. :-)

    Characters and scripts are encoded in Unicode because they are, have
    been, or will be widely used, not for the purpose of *encouraging* their

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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