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

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Sat Sep 30 2006 - 02:39:18 CST

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    On 30 Sep 2006, at 03:18, Jefsey_Morfin wrote:

    > >>Ages are also important in languages, so are trades and
    > >>contexts. In our computer assisted/man-machine relation, the genders
    > >>"computer" and "agent" should be available. So we would often need
    > >>singular, plural, networked.
    > >>jfc
    > >
    > >I do not see what this has to to with characters for human physical
    > >sexes.
    > Unicode's globalization doctrine (internationalization of the
    > environment + localization of the edges) is stabilised by BCP 47 and
    > RFC 4646 by Mark Davis and Addison Phillips; They provides a
    > consistent language tagging [language, characters, region] for the
    > environment (pages and protocols), localization (CLDR files), and
    > language applications.

    If you are saying that a more accurate classification of human sexes
    should be a part of language localization, I do not know about that,
    not being a linguist.

    But the question of the difficulty to properly define human sexes
    pops up in all kinds of contexts. One is the Olympic games, where
    difficulty in defining male/female causes problems - there is no good
    genetic definition to cover all cases, and what really matters is
    probably the levels of hormones such as testosterone.

    And it is no funny for the individuals that are left out in the cold
    by the traditional male/female only classification.

       Hans Aberg

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