From: Johannes Rössel (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Apr 14 2009 - 03:09:17 CDT
Dennis Heuer wrote:
> was invented to solve problems instead of carrying them out with
> "lightweight" propositions.
It was conceived to solve a different problem than the one you have.
Unicode, apart from some backwards-compatible decisions, never tried to
replace markup for text formatting. You'd have to look elsewhere for
that (and most widespread markup languages really already do a decent
job on that). If plain text in shell scripts or elsewhere in terminals
is your concern then go with ISO/IEC 6429, but don't be surprised if
most of the formatting options there aren't implemented by terminal
emulators. But then again, in those environments Unicode still has its
share of problems, do you really think some kind of weird mini-markup
language within Unicode would catch on within the next few days, weeks
or even years?
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