From: Brett Zamir (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 02 2010 - 20:38:53 CST
Thanks for your reply...Responses below...
On 2/3/2010 10:03 AM, Doug Ewell wrote:
> Brett Zamir wrote:
>> I thought I might at least get a reply on this one... There's really
>> no interest in defining a custom protocol or URN schemes for Unicode
>> characters or categories so that websites (esp. language-centric
>> ones) or other environments could make links which would trigger the
>> opening of a specialized Unicode viewing program?
> Defining Web protocols isn't really something the Unicode Consortium
> has historically gotten itself involved in. You might check with the
> World Wide Wide Consortium and see if they consider it within their
I could imagine that I might be told to find out first whether there is
sufficient interest in the relevant community. :) Maybe the IETF could
also be contacted if there were enough interest...
> Additionally, there are plenty of solutions to the Unicode
> character-map problem, for both Web and desktop.
Sure. Each no doubt has its own strengths and unique features...
> My favorite is BabelMap, but some prefer Web-based approaches like
> http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/fdfa . A special
> protocol just for this purpose might or might not gain support.
I might add that HTML5 is to allow web-based protocol handlers (already
supported in at least Firefox) such that a web-site can also register
itself as a protocol handler (such as fileformat.info could do)... The
great thing would be that by using such a protocol, a site wouldn't need
to commit their users to one tool or site (as a site could go offline,
might not be favored by their users (or who might like to alternate
between applications), the site might wish to be more neutral, etc.).
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