From: Asmus Freytag (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Jan 28 2011 - 12:51:43 CST
On 1/28/2011 7:06 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:
> It could be a great project for the Unicode community with input from
> many people in order to produce a magnificent system that could be of
> great use.
Well, from reading the replies, I get a sense that the Unicode community
is saying "no, thank you.!" to this generous offer of doing additional
work. Everybody has said it a bit differently, but it comes down to the
same thing in the end.
I think this is not least because the community is already working on
magnificent system of its own that not only *could* be of great use, but
already *is* of great use, and which takes dedicated effort to maintain
and nurture. In case there's any doubt, I am referring of course to the
core Unicode standard of encoding *characters* and not *sentences* and
all its many ancillary specifications for which there are large,
established user communities already.
In other words, the time to come here with great proposals is when you
have demonstrated not merely its potential, but actual utility, and when
you have found a community willing to embrace and support it.
In the meantime, I've filed "localizable sentences in plane 7" right
next to "solar system held together by electric fields".
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