Re: [OT] non-terrestrial writing systems

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Tue Jun 05 2007 - 09:18:33 CDT

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    Andrew West <andrewcwest at gmail dot com> wrote:

    > This is not just ancient history. At the Xiamen 2005 WG2 meeting this
    > issue was debated quite vigorously, with Japan resolutely against
    > restricting 10646 to 17 planes ... although no-one mentioned
    > extra-terrestrial writing systems as far as I remember. The discussion on
    > this issue in the minutes
    > (<> section 8.4), although
    > somewhat condensed, is worth reading:
    > ...
    > i. Mr. Taichi Kawabata: PUA has only two planes and a few rows. There may
    > be user groups who want to use these planes for private use purposes. 17
    > planes may not be enough.

    Ah, this would be one of the continuing attempts to ignore the
    character-glyph model and Han unification, and treat Unicode/10646 as a
    glyph encoding.

    Doug Ewell  *  Fullerton, California, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14

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