From: David Starner (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 10:34:27 CST
On Nov 27, 2007 10:14 AM, Peter Constable <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> relevant ISO documents have been available during those two years (e.g. go to the SC2 doc register at http://lucia.itscj.ipsj.or.jp/itscj/servlets/ScmDoc10?Com_Id=02 and look for N3909).
Wow. Yes, Douglas Adam's comments on what publicly available means are
certainly applicable here. Let's start with a webpage for ISO 10646,
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 2, that's stored at
What's lucia, itscj, ipsj, ScmDoc10 or Com_ID=02? Even supposing that
it was too much to ask for iso.org/JTC1/SC2, or iso.org/10646 or
jtc1sc2.org, is iso10646.ipsj.or.jp really taken?
Looking at the page, most email list archives are easier to browse.
The names and subjects of documents are hidden in tiny text, and
bringing it up to something really readable means the table forces a
horizontal scrollbar. There's no sorting or separation by subject.
Furthermore, available? n3966, n3967, and n3968, the key documents for
Egyptian hieroglyphics, aren't available; for some reason, they, along
with the disposition of comments, are locked away from casual
> Part of that working arrangement has always entailed that
> there is a stage in the encoding of a character when the
> character names and code positions are locked down. For
> Ol Chiki, that was reached some time ago. The process in place
> assumes that errors in character names have been identified and
> corrected by reviewers before that point.
That's broken by design. You can't make major changes up to the last
second, like complete changes of the character names, and expect all
the minor details, like the spelling, to be correct. One also might
hope that someone might make a list of words used in the character
names, where fthora and fhtora would jump out at one.
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