Re: Latvian and Marshallese Ad Hoc Report (cedilla and comma below)

From: Michael Everson <everson_at_evertype.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2013 10:04:39 +0100

On 3 Jul 2013, at 09:52, Martin J. Drst <duerst_at_it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote:

> Quite a few people might expect their Japanese filenames to appear with a Japanese font/with Japanese glyph variants, and their Chinese filenames to appear with a Chinese font/Chinese glyph variants. But that's never how this was planned, and that's not how it works today.

Yeah, but CJK is a world of difference away from alphabets of 30-40 characters.

> And it's a pretty easy guess that there are quite a few more users with Japanese and Chinese filenames in the same file system than users with Latvian and Marshallese filenames in the same file system, both because both Chinese and Japanese are used by many more people than Latvian or Marshallese and because China and Japan are much closer than Latvia and the Marshall Islands.

I oppose language-tagging as a mechanism to fix the cock-up of slavishly following 8859 decomposition for cedilla and comma-below. Character encoding is the better way to deal with this.

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/
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