Re: (Very) plain 7-bit ASCII in US placenames

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Mon Oct 17 2005 - 11:00:37 CST

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    CLDR additionally has auxiliary exemplar characters. The two levels of
    exemplar characters won't handle every case, of course (nothing ever
    does), but should handle common cases.


    On 10/17/05, Jukka K. Korpela <> wrote:
    > I'm afraid such restrictions, and variation in them, is rather common,
    > even in countries where people use an essentially richer character
    > repertoire in everyday E-mail, text processing, etc. What's worse,
    > the restrictions are often undocumented or poorly documented, and
    > what happens when data exceeds the limitations might be unpredictable.
    > I don't know what could be done with this in general, but the
    > "exemplar characters" definitions in CLDR come into my mind.
    > They are currently limited to letters, unfortunately, and they
    > are meant to describe the use of letters in a language, rather
    > than the common practice of character repertoire in a country or
    > other territory.
    > It would be nice if we had a definition of "commonly available characters"
    > for each country, describing the _typical_ repertoire. ...

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