From: Hans Aberg (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Feb 05 2007 - 12:53:51 CST
On 5 Feb 2007, at 18:11, Mark Davis wrote:
> Early on in Unicode we considered having more functional
> separation: one could have, for example, decimal-period,
> abbreviation-period, sentence-period. Yes, if all text were written
> with these, it would be easier to parse. But the odds of data
> actually arriving in such a form is, let's say, exceedingly small.
> Training the world to pick the right one of two visually-identical
> keys on their keyboards is virtually impossible. So, software has
> to be prepared to accept the "wrong" form anyway; the distinction
> just causes more problems than it solves.
Perhaps the first step might be to persuade typesetters to use
different renderings. :-)
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