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

From: Doug Ewell <>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:51:55 -0700

This thread presumes that display is, by orders of magnitude, the most
important aspect of text processing, and that every other operation that
could be performed on text is secondary. Different writing systems all
represented as font changes, using the same character codes. Backing
text streams jury-rigged to accommodate visual display order. This is
where the real insanity lies, for anyone who needs to do more with text
than display it.

The continued accusations that Unicode has been, and is only, a
money-making endeavor for someone is too reprehensible and too far
removed from reality to merit a response.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell ­
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