Re: Unicode Stability

From: Patrick Andries (
Date: Mon Mar 07 2005 - 00:51:06 CST

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    Doug Ewell a écrit :

    >Unicode introduced a pair of simply delightful characters, U+2028 LINE
    >SEPARATOR and U+2029 PARAGRAPH SEPARATOR, that promised to do away with
    >the confusing and conflicting practices regarding CR and LF once and for
    >all. The Unix and Windows/DOS and Macintosh worlds would finally be
    >able to interchange text files without all that petty CR/LF conversion,
    >or the frustration of tools that won't accept each other's line-ending
    >Tragically, U+2028 and U+2029 are almost completely unused today, while
    >the CR/LF silliness continues. Ironically, it was probably the success
    >of UTF-8, with its promise of ASCII compatibility, that spelled the end
    >for U+2028.
    How about the impact of XML's choice of converting line-end characters
    (even U+2028) to U+000A ?

    P. A.

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