Re: proposal for a "Standard-Exit" or "Namespace" character

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Mon Apr 13 2009 - 18:03:15 CDT

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    That is already handled by ISO/IEC 2022, "Information Technology—
    Character code structure and extension techniques". I recommend reading:


    On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 00:25 +0200, Dennis Heuer wrote:
    > hello
    > unicode provides quite a lot of fancy characters not really fitting or
    > placed well (mainly because of the growing base). the newest candidate
    > is the "soccer" character. why not! but, unicode will not be able to
    > fulfill all needs in this respect. this is why, i think, there will
    > always be the need for parallel character sets--and this is good
    > so. it is also good for unicode because (sets of) code blocks could be
    > kept outside the official standard for much longer before they are
    > 'really' ready for inclusion (occupying precious space in the character
    > map). this is why i think that unicode should support the inclusion (or
    > embedding) of other character sets. it should not know about them and
    > how to specify them. this is the matter of a different standard. (the
    > easiest way is to name or number them offcially.) however, it should
    > provide a character to mark the position at which unicode is 'closed'
    > or 'left'.
    > regards,
    > dennis heuer

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