Re: Myanmar Page @ Chapter 11

From: David Starner (
Date: Sun Mar 02 2008 - 08:59:40 CST

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    On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 8:07 PM, <> wrote:
    > Quoting David Starner <>:
    > > On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 7:29 PM, <> wrote:
    > >> Unicode intends to be a collection of all significant scripts, whether
    > >> past, present or future. Admittedly it does include some of the above
    > >> but this was not the intent.
    > >
    > IPA and math characters are scripts. Yes the are small percentagr of
    > various non-script characters. The key is whether or not significant.

    Then when I said

    > the interrobang, obscure phonetic
    > characters, characters for obsolete orthographies for small languages,
    > and Chinese characters found only in dictionaries

    what were you referring to when you said "Admittedly it does include
    some of the above but this was not the intent."?

    > Agreed having a tool which provides a trans-script solution and
    > acheive internationalisation is in general beneficial to all concerned.

    I think that's missing part of the point; it's not about trans-script,
    it's about what people want to type into Word and Java applications
    and all the other programs that Unicode sponsors sell.

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