From: Sinnathurai Srivas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jun 26 2005 - 16:11:56 CDT
We have a way to correct mistakes in English and have publications to prove
it. Would you encode it?
And I was working with a group involved in English reform. I understand they
tried every which way to encode their version of English and failed. Is it
because it is English?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Starner" <email@example.com>
To: "Sinnathurai Srivas" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Unicode List" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 9:07 PM
Subject: Re: Tamil Collation vs Transliteration/Transcription Encoding
On 6/26/05, Sinnathurai Srivas <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Unicode legitimising every dick and Harry publishing in Tamil is not the
> to do things.
But that is the way Unicode does things. Unicode is not a
prescriptivist standard; it is a descriptionist standard. Good, bad or
indifferent, Unicode is there to let people encode existing text on
computers, not tell people what the right and wrong way to write is.
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