The aim of Unicode

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 19:14:27 CST

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    At 00:47 +0000 2004-11-09, Peter Kirk wrote:

    >The aim of Unicode standardisation is surely to define a single and
    >unambiguous representation of text.

    Not at all, not in the least but. It's to provide encoding for the
    world's writing systems. It is descriptive, not prescriptive. It
    allows the chaos of the world's writing systems to flourish quite

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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