Purpose of plain text (WAS: Re: combining: half, double, triple et cetera ad infinitum)

From: CE Whitehead <cewcathar_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:18:59 -0500

From: Naena Guru <naenaguru_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:30:40 -0600

> Unicode was created for a commercial reason, particularly for the benefit
> of its directors.
I expect that it benefits more than just its directors (I don't expect anyone to act completely pro-bono; people have to get something out of what they do; sorry for commenting on this).
> The idea of Plain Text is not anything practical but was

> used as a means of attracting supporters, who for the most part hadn't had
> any experience with computers.
I do believe that plain text is used in input forms, and the bidi algorithm at least becomes quite important here. (Someone correct me if this is in error.)
> . . .


--C. E. Whitehead

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