Endangered Code Pages

From: Steven R. Loomis <srl_at_icu-project.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 09:57:38 -0700

I'd rather see code pages become endangered, and code-page switching an
obscure footnote on the pages of history.

Please, don't invent any new code page systems.


On 08/19/2011 08:40 AM, srivas sinnathurai wrote:
> Doug,
> First of all flat code space is the primary functionality of Unicode
> and not calling for any changes to existing encodings.
> What I propose is assign about 16,000 codes to code-page switching model.
> Why this suggestion?
> With current flat space, one code point is only allocated to one and
> only one purpose.
> We can run out of code space soon.
> While processing the contemporary languages and other like
> mathamatical sym in flat space, the 16,000 codes in the portin that is
> code page switchable will be able to support 1000ands of different
> characters on each of the code.
> Ie, take 16 codes. with flat space only supports 16 characters. but
> with code page, can support 16 differnt purposes, each with a
> capacity of 14 characters. that is 140 characters instead of just 10
> flat characters.
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