Re: Level of Unicode support required for various languages
From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Date: Tue Oct 30 2007 - 11:30:11 CST
Here's another way to look at this:
For me the encoded IDC are not different
from symbols, or
from mathematical operators.
So trying to display an IDS differently would be exactly the same kind
process as transforming, when rendering, the mathematical operation
"a*(x+y)" into "a*x+a*y".
IDSs are a convention that can be represented in plain text, just as
mathematics can, according to UTN#28 Unicode Nearly Plain-Text
Encoding of Mathematics.
Both conventions can be rendered as "source" or in some more final form.
Another term for 'special convention' is "lightweight markup". I
describes the IDSs really well. One unusual feature is that the
dedicated characters, instead of assigning a convention to characters
have other, ordinary usages. But then, mathematics contains enough
In any case, there is an implied higher level protocol. If sender and
agree to interpret the plain text as a convention, they can expect the
rendering - if not, plain text rendering will happen.
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