Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed May 18 2005 - 16:25:34 CDT

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    At 17:05 -0400 2005-05-18, Tim Greenwood wrote:

    >As to whether Unicode will be supplanted in its domain space, I
    >would say that depends on how you define that domain space. I do not
    >see it being replaced by a more perfect coded character set as we
    >know and love that beast.

    Even if it were, it remains the case that such "perfection" will
    still build on the analysis of the world's writing systems which we
    are doing today as we encode scripts and characters. It is not
    arrogance to recognize that this work will, in fact, be used for
    centuries, if our civilization endures. It is realistic assessment of
    the work of analysis and encoding and its utility.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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