Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: JFC (Jefsey) Morfin (
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 09:56:06 CDT

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    On 06:46 20/05/2005, Doug Ewell said:
    >Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
    > > The only way I see to avoid stateful mechanisms with bidirectionnal
    > > scripts would have been to use the visual left-to-right order
    > > throughout the encoding.
    >I continue to be amused at the use of the term "visual order" to
    >describe left-to-right ordering of scripts that are read right-to-left.
    >I thought my questions might provoke some serious and thoughtful
    >responses. Mostly I have read the mailing-list equivalent of a barroom
    >free-for-all, with people breaking chairs over each other's (and
    >Unicode's) heads. I apologize, not least to myself, for getting
    >involved in this thread.

    Let me add to the stupid questions: where can I find a compendium on the
    logic difficulties and of the proposed solutions?
    I wish to understand the interest of Unicode as a flat common operational
    system vs. Unicode as a common reference to build operational specialised
    systems. The respective weight and complexity and possible escape solutions
    from one approach to the other.
    Thank you.

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