Re: Require guidance on Unicode in IETF formats

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Wed, 21 March 2007 08:50 UTC

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Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Some people feared that mandating Unicode would complicate the grammar
> and would drastically reduce the number of tools available to write
> parsers for this format. They think that Cosmogol, being intended

Given that ASCII and Latin-1 is a proper subset of Unicode, I don't
understand how permitting Unicode makes tools for writing SMDL harder.

For me, I'm thinking that this is mostly text editors, and some gui tools
that would mostly *export* a SMDL.  i.e. that we work mostly in latex-style.
Or, is something thinking that editing tools will read/write the SMDL?

If the processing tools can cope with Unicode, that seems nice.
Is that really that much harder?   Was it simply the "case-insensitive"
nature of things that threw a wrench in things?



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