RE: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu May 19 2005 - 14:50:39 CDT

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Dean Snyder

    > Here, off the top of my head, are some problems with Unicode which,
    > cumulatively, could prove its undoing:
    > Needless complexity...

    > As just one example of the kind of architectural change that could
    > new encoding schemes, one could propose an encoding design that self-
    > references its own mutability, thereby redefining "stability" to
    > not only extensibility but also reversibility. This would be
    > accomplished by dedicating as version indicators, e.g., 7 of the 32
    > in every 4 byte character.

    What were you saying about complexity?

    Peter Constable

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