Re: Unicode for words?

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Dec 07 2004 - 09:19:17 CST

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    Richard Cook <rscook at socrates dot berkeley dot edu> wrote:

    > Well, why stop with words, my lord? Why not just encode all sentences,
    > paragraphs, pages, chapters, books, libraries, or your higher level
    > unit of choice, for that matter.
    > ...
    > Whether you choose to associate a single glyph with your private-use
    > code point, or an entire book, why, that's up to you (and your
    > software).

    Indeed it is. All of these things are possible. But, as I said
    yesterday, any such scheme is out of scope for Unicode.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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