From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 10:22:48 CST
Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:
>>> In Unicode 4.0, any GC character is unambiguously ambiguous.
>> It's what?
>> Can I put that in my quotes file?
> Of course! There is no question that such a character is ambiguous, no
> one can claim that it is unambiguously Greek or unambiguously Coptic.
> But in Unicode 4.1 or 5.0 some people might conclude that these
> characters are unambiguously Greek, although such a conclusion might
> be misguided. Understood now? Or is it still all Greek, or perhaps
> Coptic, to you? :-)
It just sounded funny, that's all.
Some years ago I was testing an error-handling routine I had just
written, and when the relevant error condition came up and the routine
handled it properly, I heard myself say, "Good, it failed successfully."
Of course it made sense at the time, but it sounds ridiculous on its
face. Your statement reminded me of that.
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