Fw: Proposal for .gb (great britain) suffix & alteration of the k alphabet in .uk

From: linuxa linux (linuxalinux@yahoo.co.uk)
Date: Mon Sep 29 2008 - 13:49:27 CDT

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    --- On Mon, 29/9/08, linuxa linux <linuxalinux@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    > From: linuxa linux <linuxalinux@yahoo.co.uk>
    > Subject: Proposal for .gb (great britain) suffix & alteration of the k alphabet in .uk
    > To: bob.gilbert@nominet.org.uk, lesley.cowley@nominet.org.uk
    > Cc: support@nominet.org.uk, nominet@nominet.org.uk
    > Date: Monday, 29 September, 2008, 7:42 PM
    > I wrote the below and presented it to Unicode.org and
    > IETF.org. Based on this I would like to offer this proposal
    > to Nominet.org.uk:
    > (1) Create .gb (Great Britain) suffixes
    > (2) Alter the k alphabet in .uk suffixes to क thus .uk
    > alters to .uक
    > This is a public campaign for replacing the k/K shape
    > alphabets and thus I have put this action at
    > http://www.twitter.com/nepotism
    > ".....Due to the ASCII character encoding being the
    > core/monopoly and primarily basis to the internet/web
    > infrastructure that has become the conventional starting
    > point for subsequent Unicode and Punycode character encoded
    > internet/web, this has brought usability and integration
    > problems for a truly multilingual internet/web because
    > presently you cannot have domain names that are
    > multilingual, for example: japanese and english language
    > mixed character domain names, hindi and english language
    > mixed character domain names etc.
    > Another example, there is not much browser / URL bar
    > integration and usability innovation that allow for a
    > non-ASCII language domain name to stay non-ASCII script on
    > the browser / URL bar without it changing to Punycode.
    > Thus there is a basic underlying problem that can only be
    > rectified when all the languages get represented on the
    > internet/web infrastructure and not only ASCII character
    > encoded languages. ASCII monopoly has not helped usability
    > and integration for the internet/web and a Unicode approach
    > is need. Unicode has accomplished things at the
    > non-internet computer ground and now it needs to expand at
    > the internet/web ground. Otherwise things are not equal
    > between the ASCII and non-ASCII languages. For example you
    > are seeing Punycode and not the non-ASCII script for
    > non-ASCII domain names on the browser / URL bars -- a
    > solution for this example here could perhaps be to have even
    > ASCII based domain names to be also Punycoded as a standard
    > not just non-ASCII based domain names to be Punycoded, thus
    > bringing equality. When you get equality between the two
    > then there will be browser / URL bar integration and
    > usability innovation simultaneously between all the
    > languages. I put this to Tina Dam at ICANN, the person
    > handling these issues and Paul Twomey, the ICANN
    > President/CEO and Pamela Miller at PIR the .ORG registry a
    > few months ago however there was not much progress with
    > them.....
    > .....Fyi, I said to the ICANN-family that they was nepotism
    > because they were not showing equality when it cam to the
    > multilingual internet/web.....Why should ASCII based
    > internet/web always be the primarily and conventional way
    > for the internet/web? Non-ASCII languages should also
    > become part of the internet/web infrastructure and
    > Unicode.org and ICANN.org [and IETF.org] etc should make
    > this a truly multilingual internet/web a reality.
    > I now move to another topic and this is to ask the list if
    > it is possible to get a different alphabet shape (and code
    > point) on the english/european Unicode Table group/s that
    > can allow the option to replace a particular
    > english/european unicode alphabet at both upper and lower
    > cases if the user / viewer wish? I can understand that
    > there is not a precedent however would a public petition be
    > the way? Please say what the requirements and procedures
    > are? Also based upon this, please can someone say how ASCII
    > can be altered also to accommodate this?.....
    > .....Specifically I would like to discuss the 11th letter
    > of the english/european language, please view this posting
    > with UTF-8.
    > I would like users and viewers the option not to use the k
    > and K shaped letters of the english/european languages for
    > their english/european language usages and instead use
    > another alphabet, lower and upper case क.
    > There is a BBT font that does this and I state how via what
    > someone mentioned: "English font where the glyph
    > representing the English "k"(Unicode 0x004B and
    > 0x006B) has been replaced by a glyph representing the Hindi
    > [I would say Devanagri] "ka"(0x0915)" [क].
    > You can get the BBT font from here:
    > http://openfontlibrary.org/media/files/BBT/239
    > The BBT font has both a lower and upper case equivalents
    > for क. The lower case क is not on the Unicode Table and
    > thus does not have a code point.
    > Also when you use the unicode code point 0915 alphabet
    > [क] on the internet/web, the output generated is not
    > qualitatively exactly the same compared to what you see on
    > the Unicode Table at Unicode.org, for example the left upper
    > swirl on the devanagri alphabet क is not meeting the line,
    > see http://www.geocities.com/linuxalinux/2325.html
    > This becomes more visible the more you magnify the browser
    > view.
    > Then when you try to use the devanagri alphabet क with
    > the other english/european alphabets on a website, the line
    > spacing is not equal, see
    > http://www.geocities.com/linuxalinux/testingk.html and this
    > becomes more visible the more you magnify the browser view.
    > Thus I would like to find out how a different alphabet
    > (क) can be a given new code points and put on the
    > english/european Unicode Table for usage by these languages?
    > This is obviously new and there is not any precedent thus
    > would a public petition will be the only way for it to be
    > considered and justified?
    > Other further information is available from:
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXWRw0-zyYM
    > http://Kalphabet.googlepages.com "
    > Regards
    > Meeku


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