From: Arcane Jill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 10 2004 - 01:23:34 CST
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arcane Jill" <email@example.com>
To: "Unicode" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 7:17 AM
Subject: RE: US-ASCII (was: Re: Invalid UTF-8 sequences)
> Yes, of course it was a joke. Rest assured, if I perceive any kind of bias
> in Unicode, I shall say so directly and unambiguously. From my perspective
> (which is /itself/ biased by my cultural upbringing) I perceive no bias,
> so let's just drop that.
What I /intended/ to try to convey was the feeling that, to my British ears,
the habit of referring to ASCII as "US-ASCII" sounds ridiculous, in exactly
the same way that referring to Unicode as "US-Unicode" would sound
ridiculous. So it was actually more like an analogy than a joke. If any
criticism was present, it referred to the redundant "US-" prefix in
"US-ASCII", not to Unicode, and even that wasn't really criticism, just my
lack of understanding /why/.
Hope that's now clear.
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