[rfc-i] Use of unicode

Ole Jacobsen ole at cisco.com
Tue Apr 24 13:40:51 PDT 2012


And we are discussing possible changes to the way WE represent 
information in OUR documents. I rest my case.

Ole

On Tue, 24 Apr 2012, Iljitsch van Beijnum wrote:

> On 24 Apr 2012, at 22:30 , Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> 
> > "...can never be part of the normative protocol description because I 
> > don't see how it can be sufficiently precise."
> 
> > Gee, I wonder how other SDOs handle this dilemma :-)
> 
> > Hint: The Unicode Standard is a standard, right?
> 
> Hint in the other direction: Unicode wasn't made by the IETF, and 
> I'm betting it wasn't made by network engineers, either. For all I 
> know working on Unicode requires years of training in working with 
> the scripts of the world. I'm sure these people can do things with 
> glyphs that we can't even dream of.
> 
> And perhaps their standards documents provide an interesting example 
> of how to talk about scripts in a way that people who don't master 
> the script under discussion can follow.


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