From: Jon Hanna (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Feb 04 2005 - 18:53:50 CST
Hans, your wilful ignorance has been amusing, and when you ended up out of
my killfile (because I'd wiped my rather messy email rules to rebuild them
from scratch) I left you out for entertainment value.
I haven't made up my mind whether you really are as stupid as you appear, or
if it's all a ruse for your own entertainment, but you danced for me like a
monkey when I was too busy for real list correspondence but needed a few
minutes diversion from time to time to maintain stamina in an hectic week.
As thanks before you go back on the killfile I offer the advice that if you
aren't just taking the mickey you should perhaps try to learn something
about Unicode. There are plenty of tutorials around (I have made my own
modest effort in that regard and so have many others) but if you actually
plan to comment on Unicode you should read the Unicode standard itself, and
the associated technical reports and standard annexes. It's a fairly easy
read as standards go though often the devil is in the details. Generally I'd
advise newbies to read the first 5 chapters, the chapters on scripts they
use themselves and on special characters and then to read the rest at their
leisure. In your case I'd suggest you could at least try to work on reading
the list of authors on the title page and then build on that start.
Really, a passing acquaintance of the basics really are a pre-requisite for
trying to re-write the standards. (Honest questions that aren't in the FAQ
are of course another matter).
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