From: Jukka K. Korpela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2009 - 07:10:30 CST
Asmus Freytag wrote:
>> Seems to me that "compatibility characters" means whatever you want
>> it to mean at a given moment.
> I simply follow the definition. See, for example the glossary:
> "/Compatibility Character. /
> A character that would not have been encoded except for compatibility
> and round-trip convertibility with other standards"
It's a pseudo-definition. It does not make it possible to say, for any given
character, whether it is a compatibility character or not. The
pseudo-definition refers to assumed intents and motives, not to the standard
or accompanying documents. How would you decide whether a particular
characters is a compatibility character? I mean "you" generically, including
people who just read the standard and were not personally involved in the
standards work and don't even know anyone who was.
-- Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
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