From: Daniel Yacob (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 31 2007 - 09:56:01 CDT
This is an amusing notion. Wouldn't we all be tickled to death if the
first extra-terrestrial contact came in the form of a character encoding
Is the "Universal Character Set" merely planetary? To prepare for the
inevitable and insure that the standard can be truly universal; perhaps
Unicode and other standards orgs can rework their charters so as not
to be implicitly earth-bound. The ISO for instance could become the
Intergalatic Standards Organization. All parties have to go through
the same standardization process, and we don't want our extra-terran
friends excluded on a technicality.
Does the ISO have something like a 3166 standard for planets, stars,
galaxies, etc? Perhaps the International Astronomy Union covers that.
I think we have our first feature request for CLDR 1.6 ;-)
To infinity and beyond!
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