Re: Character proposal: SUBSCRIPT TEN

Date: Fri Jan 18 2008 - 07:36:32 CST

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    Quoting Leo Broukhis <>:

    > On Jan 16, 2008 1:42 PM, Kenneth Whistler <> wrote:
    >> GOST 10859 and ALCOR were effectively dead encodings long before
    >> Unicode even got started collecting repertoire,
    > It might seem funny, but I've heard of operational BESM-6 machines
    > (that used the GOST encoding)
    > somewhere in Russia as recently as last year on some military
    > installation - where it's easier to keep paying for
    > maintenance, electricity and cooling rather have a headache upgrading
    > the system.

    > Does it look more convincing now?

    In many respects the above says enough - this is a legacy encoding
    issue, such things should be encoded. It would seem that GOST 10859
    like most legacy systems is still being used by someone.

    John Knightley

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