Re: Is it roundtripping or transfer-encoding

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Wed Dec 22 2004 - 01:42:18 CST

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    >>> Unicode defines only 4 *standard* normalization forms (NFC, NFD,
    >>> NFKC, NFKD), but other *non-standard* normalization forms are
    >>> possible:
    >> But should not be used. It can be tricky enough getting the four
    >> standard ones right as it is.
    > Wrong. Non-standard normalization forms are useful too, and can even
    > be safe if they preserve one of the two standard equivalences
    > (canonical or compatibility).

    I agree that non-standard normalization forms may have benefits, as in
    your Korean example.

    I respectfully disagree that they should be used. IMHO, the potential
    for confusion and lack of interoperability is greater than the benefit.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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