From: Nick Nicholas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Feb 18 2005 - 10:12:45 CST
> Subject: Re: IDN Security, recommended character ranges blacklist
> Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2005 08:51:19 -0800
> From: Rick McGowan <email@example.com>
> Speaking of banning ranges for IDN...
>> * Byzantine Musical Symbols
> Harrumph. Can someone give me a good reason for banning a range like
> In what way are these confusable with other things? Have you looked at
Ah, Rick, you really shouldn't set up lines like that...
U+1D047 BYZANTINE MUSICAL SYMBOL OLIGON NEO
Not to mention the pitch letters U+1D0E9 - U+1D0EF, which are just
stylised Greek letters (and won't be particularly distinguishable from
Greek or Latin at plausible font sizes).
(I fail to see a good reason for not banning them; URLs are understood
to be text, and neumes are no more textual than Gregorian neumes. But
this issue will not be decided by the UTC, in any case...)
-- Dr Nick Nicholas. Unimelb, Aus. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.opoudjis.net Many among their proselytes had sold their lands and houses to increase the public riches of the sect --- at the expense, indeed, of their unfortunate children, who found themselves beggars because their parents had been saints. (Edward Gibbon, _Decline and Fall_.)
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