RE: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!)

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 13:52:53 CDT

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    I wrote:

    > > Could I then see the documented and minuted rationale for using a
    > static (non-
    > > productive) Arabic character encoding model? What were the issues
    > risks the
    > > WG2 looked at before making its decision not to encode combining
    > arabic three dots,
    > > two dots, etc.? Or did it just follow what the UTC had decided for
    > I'm sure it did not follow UTC, since you're asking about a decision
    > that I believe would have been taken back around 1989 or so before WG2
    > and UTC were interacting.

    In October of 1989, WG2 accepted the recommendations of an ECMA task
    force on Arabic encoding. The ECMA task force was responsible for
    8859-6. WG2 never considered encoding Arabic using a generative model
    because it was never proposed to them.

    Peter Constable

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