Re: Case mappings

From: Luke-Jr (
Date: Mon Dec 06 2010 - 17:14:19 CST

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    On Monday, December 06, 2010 03:19:35 pm David Starner wrote:
    > On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 5:19 AM, QSJN 4 UKR <> wrote:
    > > There is writed in FAQ "Take the word "anglo-American" or the Italian
    > > word "vederLa". Once you uppercase, lowercase or titlecase these
    > > strings, you can't recover the original just by performing the reverse
    > > operation". Why so stupid?
    > > All we need for the reversibility of the case conversion operations is
    > > two control characters.
    > Two control characters that come from where? There are gigabytes of
    > text that doesn't have it, and there's no way it's going to get added
    > to the vast majority of new text. If you control your environment,
    > there's a lot of control characters that could be repurposed for this,
    > there's a lot of PUA, and there's good old fashioned ASCII markup. If
    > you don't control your environment, it's hopeless; these types of
    > things will never be marked in general purpose text.

    My thought was they could be added by word processors when users select and
    uppercase or such.

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