Re: Suggestion for new dingbats/symbols

From: David Starner <>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 15:15:16 -0700

On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 12:40 PM, Andreas Stötzner <> wrote:
> Everything can be dealt with in a serious scientific way (“exact” is not the
> point here).

Which branch of music is the serious scientific one?

For a technical counterexample, Itanium was the right, scientific way
to go about designing a next gen processor; the AMD-64 was the wrong
way. The AMD-64, of course, dominates the PC market.

> One of the bodies in the world still ignorant of this fact to the very day
> is Unicode. Which I feel is a mess.

Problems from Unicode generally come from of two places; compatibility
with non-Unicode data sets, and people with different goals working on
it. For pictographs, when Google comes forth saying this is the set we
need supported, that was the set they needed supported for
compatibility. Goals can not be decided in an scientific way, and
there are many people who have the goals for Unicode to support text,
and not to support an arbitrary set of pictographs.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.
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