Date: Sun Nov 04 2007 - 19:44:11 CST
Quoting "John H. Jenkins" <email@example.com>:
> I swore I wasn't going to post anything more to the threads on this
> topic, but since James is a rational and reasonable human being, I'll
> break my vow.
> ? Nov 4, 2007 12:23 AM ?? James Kass ???
>> If IDS use would accomodate roughly 80% of CJK characters,
>> and if Unicode allows applications to form glyphs for IDSequences,
>> and if users need to represent as-yet-unencoded or never-to-be-
>> encoded "characters" right now in plain text, is there a problem
>> in using IDSequences to do so?
> Yes. There are several problems. A FAQ has just been added to the
> Unicode Web site to call attention to them
> <http://www.unicode.org/faq/han_cjk.html#24, but:
> 1) IDSs are inadequate to provide acceptable rendering;
> 2) Normalization of IDSs would be necessary for operations such as
> searching and sorting and is an absolute nightmare; and
> 3) It is generally felt that making up *new* ideographs is a Bad Thing
> and ought not be encouraged.
> I won't say that the UTC or WG2 will absolutely oppose any and all
> compositional models for Han, *but* the bar is very high indeed. This
> approach has been bruited in Unicode pretty much since the beginning,
> and the UTC is well aware of the practical problems involved. A
> compositional model won't fly in the UTC unless these problems are
> addressed; for all practical intents and purposes, the UTC would
> require an actual implementation, at the very least.
Thank you for giving this informative reply
> John H. Jenkins
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