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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 09:14:49 -0400 (EDT)
Rick Jelliffe scripsit:
> > However, I presume there was a good reason why the current name character
> > scheme was implemented. The reasons I can think of are easily dismissed
> > dealt with. Are there any other more serious implications?
[excellent list snipped]
> 7) Because it is not really very expensive to implement. But just allowing
> any surrogate without nitpicking is fine.
This is the only bit I have trouble with. Astral Plane characters (despite
the wiseass unofficial name) have just the same issues as Basic Multilingual
Plane ones: in particular, on Plane 2 there is a big hunk of compatibility
ideographs used for CNS round-tripping, which should be excluded for
exactly the same reasons that the Korean round-trippers on the BMP
should be: they are *exactly* the same as existing unified (i.e. regular)
ideographs, and are kept only because of a legacy character set.
John Cowan email@example.com
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