From: Antoine Leca (Antoine10646@leca-marti.org)
Date: Thu Feb 17 2005 - 07:09:24 CST
On Thursday, February 16th, 2005 23:35Z Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> Which therefore raises the more general question: what with all
> these "immutable" (stable) characteristics, what's Unicode to do in
> a case where the usage really did completely change?
I seem to rememebr a similar case: Georgian. It looks like to me in the
beginning, Georgian was considered bicameral. Now it looks like it is not
( I could easily be wrong on this).
Having say that, however I see a fundamental difference: the Georgian
problem was dealt with before Unicode 2.0 (or shortly after); so the
existing corpus was deemed insignificant.
Here, we have a corpus that went very far back, since U+00DF is part of the
Latin 1 block, so it went back at least to ISO/IEC 8859-1:1987 (and its
avatars such as DEC Multinational or Windows...)
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