Re: Overloading Unicode

From: SS (
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 18:12:39 CDT

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    I'm not sure about what you mean by overloading.

    To the point, There are usage samples, there were/are publications/magazines
    even run by the then leader of the current chief minister of Tamil Nadu

    There are usage samples. Widespread!, this will be done eventually as with
    other rollbacks of the past, in a controlled manner.

    I'm only discussing the thinking and pending proposals. Is this overloading
    the forum or overloading the processing of Unicode. If it is later, no there
    not a single processing overloading in making matra (combining vowels) to
    display linearly and also there is not a requirement for complex rendering,
    contary to contemporary display.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Doug Ewell" <>
    To: <>
    Sent: 04 June 2010 23:12
    Subject: Overloading Unicode

    > I've noticed a common thread this week.
    > Sinnathurai Srivas wrote:
    >> Allow linear display [of Tamil], when a font is designed for that
    >> purpose. (The other is complex rendered contemporary display). Linear
    >> display can be used for some time to come, while the Government passes
    >> a decree for a "controlled stability path for change".
    > William Overington wrote:
    >> [I]f the idea of the portable interpretable object code gathers
    >> support, then maybe the defined scope of the standards will become
    >> extended.
    > and Luke-Jr wrote first:
    >> As far as I know, I am currently the only human alive with the
    >> intention of adopting the Tonal system.
    > and later:
    >> The whole point is to get the tonal/hexadecimal number system adopted
    >> for ordinary everyday use.
    > The common thread is for some folks to regard the Unicode Standard as a
    > vehicle for advancing their own personal agenda -- promoting script
    > reform, extending the understood meaning of "plain text," or changing
    > the way people count. The Tamil posts at least have to do with
    > character rendering, but the goal is still to have Unicode "bless" a
    > script reform proposal that appears not to have gained widespread
    > acceptance, and thereby lend credibility to it.
    > The Unicode Standard is a character encoding standard. This covers a
    > lot more than simply "what character gets mapped to what integer," but
    > it does *not* cover social activism, and it does *not* cover blazing
    > trails for the future. That should probably be an FAQ too.
    > --
    > Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
    > RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ is dot gd slash 2kf0s ­

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