This paper by Carl-Martin Bunz was presented at the 17th International Unicode Conference in September 2000. It was preceded in 1997 by two other papers and is an outgrowth of earlier ideas. The paper outlines a strategy for tackling the encoding of historic scripts in Unicode and ISO/IEC 10646. By means of a categorization of the historic script material, this strategy was envisioned to help make up a reasonable and realistic operative roadmap for the encoding efforts of historic scripts.
This paper is provided for historical reference only. Parts of the strategy and ideas presented herein have been superceded by subsequent events, and no claims are made as to currency or applicability beyond its historical position as a seminal paper concerning issues of historical character encoding.
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