Re: adding characters for minority languages

From: James Kass (
Date: Mon Nov 06 2006 - 21:34:05 CST

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    Asmus Freytag wrote,

    >Any texts encoded in such temporary encoding will most likely end up
    >being lost to future archives.
    >Great solution for standalone systems where the object is to produce
    >hardcopy output, but bad idea for online documents that have an expected
    >future lifetime....

    Keeping in mind that it is easier to transcode an existing corpus than
    to enter one from scratch, and if no firm corpus currently exists,
    is it better to:

    1) Do nothing while awaiting official code points?

    2) Enter data/text using an ASCII-masquerade (hack) encoding?

    3) Enter data/text using valid Unicode wherever possible along with
    Private Use Area code points to temporarily fill gaps?

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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