Re: But E0000 Custom Language Tags Are Actually *Required* For Use By Unicode

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 07:04:36 CST

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    On 05/03/2005 02:21, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > ...
    > Your example (deleted in this reply) would be similar to claiming that
    > italics should be done with an 8-bit character set, because they
    > require out of band style information. Not even 8-bit sets when at the
    > peak of their field did anything like that.
    Not quite true. One computer I worked with probably in the 1980's, I
    forget which, had an 8-bit character set consisting of a standard ASCII
    or similar set in the lower 128 code points and a full set of italic
    equivalents in the upper 128.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)
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