From: James Kass (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Aug 23 2007 - 14:35:06 CDT
Asmus Freytag wrote,
> Now, for typeset material, the Unicode book, and including
> the UAXs, which were recently added to the printed book, the
> consortium has taken the pains to eliminate or convert ' and " as
> you can see if you look at Unicode 5.0. The same material was also
> proof-read by an independent professional. That's very appropriate
> for something published as a book, but not something that the
> consortium can afford to do across its ever-changing website.
Printed material such as books contains glyphs rather than
characters. Only electronic text consists of characters. Making
a web page publicly available on-line is considered publishing,
and web pages contain electronic text.
It makes no difference whether a published book used an ASCII
apostrophe, a proper apostrophe, a font-hack, or the P.U.A. in
its source material, as that source information does not transfer
to the printed page.
It does make a difference which character is used in electronic
text. Web pages on the Unicode site should be exemplary.
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