From: Julian Bradfield (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 01 2011 - 14:27:26 CST
On 2011-04-01, Michael Everson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Proposal to add heraldic hatching characters to the UCS
(1) The supposed existing characters are characters encoded for
round-trip compatibility with KS X 1001. They are not heraldic
hatching characters, which don't exist and never have done.
(2) Your proposal contains no evidence of plain text use. When I
mentioned this elsewhere, you claimed that these characters were
used in plain text - but as all your excerpts show, they
aren't. The patterns are used in diagrams and tables, in the same
way that any pattern can appear in a diagram or table, as for
example on a map or on the legend of a map.
Of course, the same goes for mah-jong, playing cards, and all sorts
of other junk in Unicode. That's not a reason to add more junk. Every
added character makes a lot of work for anybody trying to provide
complete coverage, or complete non-Han coverage.
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