Re: Unicode progress

Simon E Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu> Sat, 23 October 1993 19:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: Unicode progress
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From: Simon E Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>

The main argument made by the CJK camp against unicode is that many of the
characters assigned the same code point do not in fact have the same appearance.
I am not in a position to judge the validity of these arguments; the only 
character sets I am familar with are those for English and Hebrew. However,
since we're talking about UTF-2 here, which I believe handles UCS-3 and UCS-4,
this isn't a fight we need to get into here. 

 There was a UCS BOF at Amsterdam, which went pretty smoothly, and I think
that there's going to be a working group (John Klensin was the IESG man 
on the scene, so he'd know for sure). 

Simon