Re: Ie abbreviation character

From: Lars Marius Garshol (
Date: Thu May 02 2002 - 05:34:20 EDT

* Lars Marius Garshol
| I think you got the pronouns wrong there. :) My common sense is
| obviously screwed up in this regard. (Basically I was trying to find
| out how to correct my common sense...)

* Michael Everson
| Naaah. You think of it as one thing, but when you compare it to
| similar things (like i.e. or .i. or e.g. or &c) you'll see that you
| can decompose it into 9 + :.

I see that it is *possible*, but it's not clear to me why I would do
that. Is the principle that symbols should be decomposed so far as
possible? Can anyone point to documentation that explains the relevant
design principles?

Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian         <URL: >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC        <URL: >

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