Re: Rot13 and letters with accents

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Thu Dec 06 2007 - 13:21:06 CST

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    On Dec 6, 2007, at 11:46 AM, Otto Stolz wrote:

    > Of course, you could come up with a Unicode-capable, standard
    > conforming
    > rot13 implementation -- but what purpose could it ever serve? It would
    > not disguise strings written in the n-1 non-Latin scripts, where n >
    > 60.
    > So, if something useful is desired, you would have to define a rot-n
    > scheme for every Script in Unicode, and put all of those schemes in a
    > rot13 successor program. If such a programm would ever be devised,
    > it could certainly be made standard conforming (including clause C6).

    What you should use is rot32768 (applied on a per-plane basis). Since
    the BMP and Plane 2 are both pretty full, most actual text would at
    least not contain large numbers of undefined characters (and Latin
    text would largely turn into Chinese, of course). :-)

    John H. Jenkins

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