From: Behnam (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 27 2008 - 14:12:06 CDT
On 27-May-08, at 12:30 PM, John H. Jenkins wrote:
> While true, all this is really a red herring, since statefulness
> isn't the main issue. UTF-16, after all, is stateful: if you lose
> the BOM, things can look very different.
> Unicode's criterion is minimal legibility: Information which, if
> lost, has no or very little impact on the ability of the end-user
> to read the text is, as a rule, considered formatting information
> and something to be handled by higher-level protocols. I can read
> the word "chat" even if I don't know whether it's English or French
> and therefore what it means.
On the positive side, rtl should never be lost, ever.
On the negative side... that's not the case!
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