From: Cristian Secară (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun May 28 2006 - 17:00:57 CDT
On Sun, 28 May 2006 20:55:04 +0100, Richard Wordingham wrote:
> This sounds like an application for SCSU! The Romanian performance
> will take a slight hit from the distinction of comma below and
> cedilla in the Unicode glyph standard, [...]
What has this to do with the discussion here ?
I am discussing the GSM character set here. This happen to have a few
Western Latin characters in it.
For example, a message written with some accented characters for French
language (like à, è or similar) will always fall in the GSM character
set, so the message will consists only of 7-bit per character / 160
characters per message
When I am entering something particular for Romanian (î for example,
that is U+00EE), the whole message will turn to 16-bit per character /
70 characters per message, even if the remaining 99% of my message has
only pure ASCII characters. The use of UTF-8 have been of great sense
here, but for some reason this option has been left out.
> What's happened to the old telegraphic standard for Romanian? I
> understand that used 'tz' for t with comma below.
If with „the old telegraphic standard” you mean ISO/IEC 6937, then this
has been withdrawn from the Romanian perspective.
Back in 2004 our national standards association (ASRO) has sent a
request at ISO, basically asking for an addition to ISO/IEC 6937
for COMBINING COMMA BELOW (Unicode 0326) and DOUBLE LOW-9 QUOTATION MARK
(Unicode 201E). Their response was this
RESOLUTION M45.21 (Request for revision to ISO/IEC 6937 from Romania):
With reference to the Romanian proposal to revise ISO/IEC 6937 in
document N2783, WG2 recommends to SC2 not to entertain this request for
the following reasons:
- 6937 is not in wide use
- ITU Telematics recommendations which used 6937 have been withdrawn
- 6937 should be considered as one of the stabilized standards
encouraging the use of ISO/IEC 10646 as the strategic alternative.
To resolve the problem identified by Romania, instead of requesting a
revision to ISO/IEC 6937, SC2 is requested to communicate to Romania,
that they consider removing the reference to ISO/IEC 6937 from their
So, for us, ISO/IEC 6937 no longer exists.
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