Re: In defense of Plane 14 language tags (long)

From: David Starner (
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 13:22:44 EST

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    On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 06:45:26PM +0100, Dominikus Scherkl wrote:
    > I found the arguments quite convincing - why deprecate the tags?
    > Noone has till now brought an argument to deprecate them...

    Because it's been a long standing discussion on this list. The argument
    against them is that they're stateful characters that many text
    processes will have to go to filter out (which, no matter how simple, is
    another complexity to already complex Unicode text processing), that
    just plain won't be supported most places, are totally pointless most
    places, and where they aren't pointless, can and should be carried by a
    higher-level protocol.

    (I don't care much about the subject; that's just a restatment of the
    arguments against.)

    David Starner -
    Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom--
    A field where a thousand corpses lie. 
      -- Stephen Crane, "War is Kind"

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