Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 14:27:33 CDT

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    Jefsey asked:

    > Let me add to the stupid questions: where can I find a compendium on the
    > logic difficulties and of the proposed solutions?

    Well, presuming that that is referring to the logical difficulties
    of bidirectional text layout and not to the logical difficulties
    of barroom brawling, you could start with:


    and follow various links from that very good general presentation
    by Richard Ishida.

    Those aren't "compendia" of proposed solutions, but they do
    represent current best practice at the plain text level and in markup,

    > 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.

    It isn't at all clear what you mean by that distinction.


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