Re: Representing Unix filenames in Unicode

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Nov 29 2005 - 08:42:09 CST

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    Hans Aberg <haberg at math dot su dot se> wrote:

    >> 1. I don't see how Unicode, or any other coded character set, can
    >> be considered a human-to-human interface. Very few humans
    >> communicate directly with each other by means of character codes.
    > What about the email you just wrote?

    That went through several computers, didn't it?

    Perhaps we simply have different ideas of this whole "human-to-human"
    and "computer-to-computer" distinction, in which case there's no sense
    arguing about it. My point is, Unicode is no different in this regard
    than any other coded character set since BCDIC.

    Doug Ewell
    Fullerton, California, USA

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