From: John Hudson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Jan 05 2008 - 22:53:31 CST
> If my proposal will be accepted there will be a period for everybody to
> raise objections before it become binding.
Well and good, but Unicode has been bitten before by this kind of thing, e.g. in changing
the mirrored property of a character, only to find that it unexpectedly broke some
existing software. Unfortunately, we can't rely on invested parties responding to public
review periods, because sometimes potential problems are not anticipated: they are only
identified at the point when they become actual problems. So I suspect, given options, the
UTC will tend toward the safer path. Of course, if you can suggest a technical benefit of
revising the properties of U+0621 over encoding a new character, that might override
concerns about breaking existing implementations.
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