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Re: [xml-dev] MicroASCII proposal

jean-marie.gouarne@arsaperta.com scripsit:

> As an example, we could remember the primary (pre-Unicode) Braille
> system, that allows the representation of any plain text with 2^^6
> characters only.

Bah!  Way excessive.  The ITA2 (sometimes called, unhistorically, the Baudot)
encoding did it all with just 32 codepoints, representing A-Z, NUL, SP,
CR, LF, and two shifts, FIGS and LETS.  After sending FIGS, the codepoints
for letters represented 0-9 and -'$!&#'()"/:;?., until you sent LETS.

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