Re: Numerosity (was: Re: Planck's constant U+210E)

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Fri Apr 21 2006 - 08:32:36 CST

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    Kenneth Whistler wrote on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 12:50 AM

    > 875,441 available code points / 1500 characters encoded per year

    > = 583 years

    > And that is assuming that the committees will continue to encode
    > 1500 characters per year indefinitely, which they won't.

    > And that is assuming that Unicode itself will last for more than
    > 500 years, which it won't.

    I thought it was supposed to last for a thousand years!

    > Would you *PLEASE* stop worrying about running out of code points
    > and dreaming up speculative, unnecessary kinds of surrogate
    > extension mechanisms and spreading them on the lists.

    If you can't desist, you're welcome to continue the discussion at my Yahoo
    group vellum. I've diverted my intended post on the subject to .


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