From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Jan 10 2009 - 04:30:20 CST
On 10 Jan 2009, at 02:10, Mark Davis wrote:
> There are real differences between TOKYO TOWER symbol and OLD
> JAMESON DISTILLERY, similar to differences among characters already
> in Unicode.
> • U+0041 ( A ) LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A, a character that we'd
> encode in any event.
> • U+FF21 ( Ａ ) FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER A, encoded for
> compatibility with widespread use on computer systems. It would not
> otherwise be encoded.
> • LATIN LIGATURE FLOOB, no ordinary reason to encode, and wouldn't
> be encoded for compatibility because there is no widespread use of
> it to be compatible to.
> Just because we have U+2654 ( ♔ ) WHITE CHESS KING doesn't mean
> that we have to encode CLUE COLONEL MUSTARD or MONOPOLY WHEELBARROW
> or STRATEGO SPY or RISK BLUE ARMY. We don't need OLD JAMESON
> DISTILLERY for compatibility, so there is no reason to encode it.
Sorry, Mark. WG2 and UTC didn't encode some of the North Korean
symbols they proposed because they were inappropriate for encoding.
The compatibility argument didn't fly there.
Living on an island as I do I have real problems encoding a silhouette
of the island of Japan and that island only.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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