Re: ASCII and Unicode lifespan

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 18:16:45 CDT

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    On May 20, 2005, at 3:25 PM, Michael Everson wrote:

    > Not really. We have a well-defined repertoire and all of the
    > characters have catalogue numbers. We don't know what they *mean*
    > but it is certainly unlikely that any one of them is a glyph
    > variant of any other one of them.

    The problem is that we don't know how it relates to the overall size
    of the script. (Or so ran the rationale against encoding.) It would
    be like encoding A through F and not knowing how many additional
    letters to make room for.

    John H. Jenkins

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