Re: Unicode copyleft inquiry

From: John Cowan (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 12:27:58 EDT

Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:

> AF> [...] the Early Uniform Normalization that the W3C requires.
> Could you please explain this? References welcome.

In brief, it means that all Web documents SHOULD be either in
Normalization Form C (if they are Unicode documents), or in a form
which transcodes directly into Normalization Form C (if they are
in non-Unicode charsets) *at the time of creation*.

This is true of the overwhelming majority of non-Unicode documents,
and it is not hard to make it true of Unicode documents as well.
The intention is that downstream processes can assume Normalization
Form C on input without having to implement it for themselves.


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