From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 18:28:24 CST
On 13 Jan 2009, at 23:20, Michael D'Errico wrote:
> In a discussion regarding the possibility of assigning 26 code
> points to
> be used in pairs to encode country flags, such as <FLAG C, FLAG A> to
> specify the Canadian (CA) flag, Michael Everson wrote:
>> Not even MILDLY tempting as an encoding model.
> It took a while to figure out how we could be in such disagreement,
> I think I finally did.
> While I think of Unicode more in terms of an information
> communication protocol, Michael probably thinks of it more
> in terms of information display/rendering. I base this assumption
> on the fact that he is heavily involved in font development.
> The alternative that Michael prefers is where all pairs of letters
> are encoded: FLAG AA, FLAG AB, ... FLAG ZZ for a total of 676
> assigned code points.
I never said that. I said only that your alternative wasn't in the
least bit tempting.
> In summary, I am OK with the rendering optimization Michael
> advocates, though it is a special case since it is limited to 2-
> letter country codes.
I "advocated" no such thing.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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