From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 05 2005 - 07:04:36 CST
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.
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