Re: BIDI: possible fix

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Tue May 22 2001 - 07:50:13 EDT

On Sun, 20 May 2001, Asmus Freytag wrote:

> Based on the fact that any changes, however well intentioned, are going to
> have such high costs attached to them it is reasonable to ask how
> compelling the case is for this change. [Of course, had we had this
> discussion at the time of the original design of the algorithm ten years
> ago, we might have come to a different conclusion.]

I understand now: There is little difference between a small change and a
big change. If there is a workaround, there will be no change.

> The use of combining underscore for regular text underlining is surely
> somewhat deprecated. Perhaps we need to review the language in the book as
> part of our rewrite for Unicode 4.0.

A question: what is the procedure for deprecating something? Does UTC
decide on these? Where should I ask for deprecation of a character or


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