From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 23:49:03 CST
Michael D'Errico <mike dash list at pobox dot com> wrote:
> The thing I like is that it only requires 26 code point assignments,
> yet has the ability to represent the equivalent XML: <flag>CA</flag>
> in plain text. The code points themselves carry with them the
> "flag-ness", so this information is available even to a plain-text
> process. If two code points were not enough to specify every country
> or area, as was suggested for CYM, then three or more code points
> could be used to accommodate them (with no additional assignments).
It looks too much like the UTF-16 surrogate model, complete with invalid
sequences, which is an acceptable model for a multi-code-unit character
encoding but quite cumbersome for defining individual characters.
What's more, allowing sequences of "three of more code points" would
catapult this model well beyond UTF-16 in terms of complexity.
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