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Re: XML Blueberry (non-ASCII name characters in Japan)

On 09 Jul 2001 16:07:24 -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. 

Are those the criteria for Unicode?  I don't think so, and I'm not
really sure what cloud you picked 10,000 out of.  On the basis of 10,000
people using markup, we can probably disenfranchise significant
communities around the globe who use characters already recognized by
XML 1.0.

I'm deeply unconvinced that it's the job of the XML community to decide
issues which seem far more likely to be understood by the Unicode