Re: Writing a proposal for an unusual script: SignWriting

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sun Jun 13 2010 - 12:11:29 CDT

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    I agree with others that an encoding with a two-dimensional coordinate
    system that goes beyond "this symbol goes above and to the left of that
    symbol" is out of scope for Unicode.

    Being able to map an arbitrary data representation model onto Plane 15
    code points is not the same as saying "this model can be encoded in
    UTF-8," as if the only hurdle left in fitting the model into Unicode
    were to move the code points off the PUA.

    It would be a Good Thing to be able to represent SignWriting on
    computers in a portable way, but the present proposal does not reflect
    how Unicode works.

    Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA |
    RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ is dot gd slash 2kf0s ­

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