Re: ISO/IEC 10646 and ISO/IEC 14651 freely available

From: Andrew West (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2006 - 07:25:20 CST

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    On 29/09/06, Hans Aberg <> wrote:
    > I just noticed that the
    > Unicode standard seems to assume that mankind falls into two physical
    > categories "male" and "female"

    The Unicode standard does not assume anything ... it only encodes
    characters. The characters it encodes may well reflect the assumptions
    of the people who use them, but that is to be expected. It is not
    Unicode's job to prescribe how people should categorise gender
    distinctions or to encode symbols that don't exist because people
    don't use them.

    Andrew 女娚男 ?

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