From: Julian Bradfield (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jan 09 2009 - 07:42:59 CST
On 2009-01-09, Ruszlan Gaszanov <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Michael D'Errico wrote:
>>Video clips and digitized sound files probably would not encode well;
> Unless we assign a codepoint to every conceivable video frame and audio sample ;) I'm not sure we have quite that much codespace, though.
I think you're not being ambitious enough...
With just three code points:
BINARY NUMBER START
COMBINING BINARY DIGIT ZERO
COMBINING BINARY DIGIT ONE
you could unambigously encode arbitrary numbers efficiently (in a
theoretician's sense!) in Unicode; a few more code points would give
you n-dimensional vectors, which suffices for audio and video.
But why stop there? Another half dozen code points or so, and you
could encode arbitrary Turing machines or register machines.
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