From: Don Osborn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 31 2007 - 16:02:19 CDT
One could start right in New Mexico, after all:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/anna_jones1/roswell_hieroglyphs.html . Just
don't use those characters willy-nilly - wrong combination might get us all
into big trouble.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
> Behalf Of Philippe Verdy
> Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 4:04 PM
> To: 'Daniel Yacob'; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: non-terrestrial writing systems
> Daniel Yacob wrote:
> > Is the "Universal Character Set" merely planetary? To prepare for
> > inevitable and insure that the standard can be truly universal;
> > Unicode and other standards orgs can rework their charters so as not
> > to be implicitly earth-bound. The ISO for instance could become the
> > Intergalatic Standards Organization.
> Who do you want to include in that organization? You can't create any
> charter that would be acceptable by others that you have never met! An
> organization only works with the collaboration of their members, and
> adaptation of the common charter through negotiation. If you don't even
> the other members, where they are, and why it would be beneficial for
> you to
> accept them, there's absolutely no way to "prepare" yourself, as every
> would be rejected the first time you meet them!
> Stop speculating on things that still do not exist anywhere. Return to
> Earth: there are still many millions of people and tens of thousands of
> cultures to serve!
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