Re: (SC22.1424) RE: [unicode] (TC304.2313) AND/OR: antediluvian views

From: Alain LaBonté  (
Date: Tue Jun 13 2000 - 15:27:10 EDT

À 13:49 2000-06-13 -0400, D. J. Blackwood a écrit:
>Not to mention the fact that having no non-visual representation such as
>audio or Braille, pictograms are not particularly usable by the visually
>impaired. We can't solve a bi- or multi-lingual problems by
>disenfranchising another group of people instead.

[Alain] All things being equal otherwise (what is the expression in
English? In French we say "toutes choses étant égales par ailleurs"), it is
not because you have no pictograms but text in one language or twelve that
it will solve the problem of the visually-impaired people. Just put 2 kinds
of data: pictograms and braille, or better, a bas-relief (because braille
is natural-language-related too, it does not solve the linguistic problem),
but blind people can decode sculttures, they can "look" at your face by
following its contours with their hands.

Alain LaBonté
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