From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Nov 28 2004 - 12:10:53 CST
On 27/11/2004 21:48, Asmus Freytag wrote:
> The change that the UTC has approved for UAX#14 ...
> PS: The revised text of UAX#14 will not be published until Unicode
> 4.1, but the change to the rules has been endorsed by the UTC. While
> the UTC can change its mind before publication, it could do so after
> publication as well. This is different from assigning character codes,
> as you know.
Thanks for the explanation. I suppose I should have guessed that "Many
existing implementations reverse the order of precedence between rules
LB11b and LB12." in UAX #14 in fact means "All known existing
implementations..." And I will remember not to implement the official
standard whenever I come across such a note, but rather to avoid
"mis-applied conservatism" by following everyone else in breaking the
But if the UTC has already made a decision on this change, why is it
included in a current public review issue? Is the public review genuine?
If someone makes an objection to this change, will it be considered? I
have no objection to this change, but it does make me wonder if my
responses to other public review issues are in fact a waste of time
because the UTC has actually already decided the issue.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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