From: Doug Ewell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Dec 28 2009 - 22:20:32 CST
"verdy_p" <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> May be at this time, it will only be to allow the transition to a
> newer standard replacing both TUS and ISO/IEC 10646 (and defining new
> encodings tranform formats for a newer universal set, which will only
> be justified by the adoption of very different allocation policies,
> along with the adoption of a new character model).
> But there's still NO sign that such a newer standard will be needed
> and developed (even in some far undefined future). Given the current
> software development and deployment practices, nothing should occur
> before at least 2 decennials or more.
The English word for a period of 10 years is "decade." But it will be
more like 100 years before any shortcomings in the Unicode Standard will
justify the pain of transitioning to a completely new model.
> The octet encoding unit (for UTFs) will certainly be deprecated long
> before, for data interchange
I'm not seeing this happen in my lifetime either. Without UTF-8,
Unicode would have taken far, far longer to be adopted.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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