From: Stephane Bortzmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 24 2006 - 05:16:43 CST
On Thu, Nov 23, 2006 at 11:15:39AM -0800,
Doug Ewell <email@example.com> wrote
a message of 28 lines which said:
> There aren't many symbols similar to the copyright sign that are as
> widely used. If the CC symbols should take hold and enter truly
> widespread use, not just among advocates of whatever
> intellectual-property model they represent but among the general
> public, then they should be encoded.
AFAIK, that would be a *big* policy change for Unicode. Until now, you
just needed to demonstrate an actual *use*. Now, you would need to
demonstrate a *widespread* use? Such an policy, applied a few years
ago, would have seriously reduced the size of the Unicode set.
For instance, N'ko would never have been encoded (it is just used by a
> I have seen requests to encode these logo-like characters
> accompanied by general statements that open-source is great,
> proprietary software is evil, and Microsoft is the Borg. It's hard
> for me to disengage the character requests from the agenda in such
Encoding requests are very often accompanied by political statements
(the N'ko is, again, a good example). Unicode should be about the
facts (charecters in use), not about what you think of the political
agenda of the people who request it.
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