Re: Arabic encoding model (alas, static!)

From: Richard Wordingham (
Date: Wed Jul 06 2005 - 12:55:42 CDT

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    Peter Constable wrote:

    > On Behalf
    >> Of

    >> Could I then see the documented and minuted rationale for using a
    > static (non-
    >> productive) Arabic character encoding model? What were the issues and
    > risks the
    >> WG2 looked at before making its decision not to encode combining
    > arabic three dots,
    >> two dots, etc.? Or did it just follow what the UTC had decided for it?
    > I'm sure it did not follow UTC, since you're asking about a decision
    > that I believe would have been taken back around 1989 or so before WG2
    > and UTC were interacting.

    In his postings on the 3rd
    ( and 4th
    (, Bob
    Hallissy referred to a more recent proposal for a 'generative encoding'. I
    think this is what Ashraf is asking about.


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