Re: Proposing UTF-21/24

From: Mark Davis (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 13:26:24 CST

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    One needs to look at the actually contents of the SMP. While it is of course
    theoretically possible that, say, Shavian sees a huge surge in interest,
    with the US government doing "everything it takes" to get all English text
    to be written in that script because "failure is not an option", the changes
    of that being successful are, let's say, extremely unlikely.


    On 1/23/07, Marion Gunn <> wrote:
    > I hesitate to question you, Addison Phillips, much less disagree with
    > you (because you generally speak sense), but the same kind of survey
    > measurements taken in the earliest years of Web activity would
    > probably yield closer to 100% ASCII, which would have been gravely
    > wrong and very misleading in real terms (that is, in terms of real
    > needs of real users), so it would be, IMHO, better to ignore such
    > statistics and always return, as a rule of thumb, to user needs (as
    > distinct to user practice, which, in my experience, can often be no
    > more than a reflection of colonial imposition, as a culture strives
    > to survive against all the odds).
    > mg
    > On 23 Jan 2007, at 17:11, scríobh Addison Phillips:
    > >> ...
    > > even if we all switched to using a mix of cuneiform and Bliss
    > > symbols tomorrow. For example, some measurements of the Web show
    > > that fully 50% of the text consists of (ASCII) markup.
    > - -
    > Marion Gunn * EGTeo (Estab.1991)
    > 27 Páirc an Fhéithlinn, Baile an
    > Bhóthair, Co. Átha Cliath, Éire.
    > * * *


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