Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Nov 16 2008 - 01:07:37 CST

  • Next message: Jukka K. Korpela: "Re: Why people still want to encode precomposed letters"

    "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela at cs dot tut dot fi> wrote:

    > I think it is best to explain realistically that characters with
    > diacritic marks will not be added to Unicode as separately encoded,
    > i.e. as code points, as a matter of policy. You can say this in
    > different formulations and tones, of course. There’s no point in
    > getting into long arguments.

    In fairness, I can't fault Karl for wanting to provide a newcomer with a
    reasoned explanation for the policy, especially if the results are
    unsatisfactory with many fonts and rendering engines (they are with

    Newcomers hate it when we tell them, "That's just the way it is.
    Unicode won't change. Deal with it."

    Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14  ˆ
    *Windows XP SP 3; Uniscribe version 1.0420.2600.5512; default Web font = 
    Georgia, dated 2004-08-04.

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Sun Nov 16 2008 - 01:11:03 CST