Date: Fri Oct 26 2007 - 00:23:37 CDT
Quoting "John H. Jenkins" <email@example.com>:
> On Oct 25, 2007, at 8:14 PM, David Starner wrote:
>> In 10/25/07, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I aaware that the original aim of unicode was to have all 'useful'
>>> characters in the BMP. However as far as CJKV characters are concerned
>>> this has not been done, rather characters have been added on a first
>>> come first serve basis.
>> The character set standards of China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea were
>> completely included in the BMP. The sets of characters that computer
>> users of CJKV characters were actually using are all in the BMP. That
>> was not a first come, first serve policy.
> Perhaps we have a different sense of what "first come, first serve
> means." To me, the fact that the PRC, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea
> already had well-established and widely used character set standards
> means that their immediate needs got covered first. Vietnam, North
> Korea, and didn't have their character sets even under way at the time,
> so naturally their needs came later. There was not a general survey of
> "useful" CJKV characters (if that term even means anything) made before
> doing additions. If there had been, then nothing in IICore would be in
> plane 2.
>>> If the allocation of CJKV codepoints continues
>>> to be donr in this way, then for modern CJKV coverage will require not
>>> only BMP and plane 1 support but also, in the future, plane 3 suport.
>> (Should be plane 2, BTW.)
> No, he meant plane 3. If the current explosion of extremely rare Han
> characters continues, we'll have to start putting them in plane 3
> before long.
Apologies for my errors the above should be
If the allocation of CJKV codepoints continues
to be done in this way, then for modern CJKV coverage will require not
only BMP and plane 2 support but also, in the future, plane 3 suport.
That is change 'donr' to 'done', and 'plane 1' to 'plane 3'
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