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Re: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)
- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2001 16:39:44 -0400
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> At 2:52 PM -0400 7/9/01, John Cowan wrote:
>> Please tell me what kind of argument you would find convincing.
> Prove to me the existence of 10,000 or more users who want to write
> XML *markup* in any combination of the scripts added in Unicode 3.0
> and 3.1, who cannot reasonably use an alternative script for their
> language of choice, and who do not read and write some better
> supported language.
I doubt if you (or anyone) could *prove* the existence of 10,000
users who want to write XML markup in English, never mind in the
newly added languages.
So your argument reduces to: Latin was there first, so it wins.
Ethiopic/Khmer/Thaana/Myanar script languages didn't make it under
the gate in time, so they lose. For at least the next few thousand
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