Re: Welsh orthography in Unicode

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Fri Jun 27 2008 - 08:09:21 CDT

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    Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai at in dash nomine dot org> wrote:

    > <user type="average" name="joe">As long as my keyboard does not give
    > me the appropriate characters I need, I will stick to the ones that
    > are printed on my keys.</user>

    What, everyone's not using MSKLC? ☺

    > It's all lovely to be sitting here virtually on the Unicode
    > mailinglist, but what exactly is being done to make the average user
    > aware of the possibilities he/she has for using the correct
    > characters. How large a percentage of the people will even care,
    > especially if the means to get there are cumbersome or not even in
    > place.

    It's bad enough when someone creates a program called "demoronizer" to
    remove the directional quotation marks automatically inserted by a Very
    Large Software Vendor, simply because the resulting text is mistagged as
    to character set somewhere down the line. Admittedly this is very old

    > I'll let you off the hook for using double spacing after a period
    > Doug. :P

    You should; I don't see anywhere in Unicode or elsewhere that this is
    "wrong" for English. But this is a minefield in a holy war in which I
    am a conscientious objector.

    Doug Ewell  *  Arvada, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ

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