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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 14:25:59 -0400

Chris Lilley wrote:

> Yes, sure - the Chinese NB didn't ask for Tibetan to be added, in the
> sense that there was no Chinese national character set standard for
> Tibetan, and the original 10646 was just a concatenation of existing
> national standards, so anyone that wasn't an official "nation" got left
> out.

Oh, okay.  If you go back to DIS-1 you are quite correct.

> I didn't say they interfered; I said that they never asked for it and
> there was no-one else to ask for it, either. Actually, the Irish NB
> seems to fulfill that role rather nicely nowadays ;-)

Yes.  Three cheers for Michael Everson, WG2 Protector of the Weak.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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