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Re: definition of "character"

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 10:39:08 +0100
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20030929102855.0300f170@127.0.0.1>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Cc: uri@w3.org

At 08:01 27/09/03 -0500, Dan Connolly wrote:
> > I do still feel that opportunities to correct widely-held 
> misperceptions about
> > character & encoding-related concepts & terminology should not be 
> squandered,
> > if retention of said misconceptions makes the spec more difficult to
> > understand or detracts from its usefulness and implementability. But 
> whatever.
> > Never mind.
>
>Yes, well, I think lots of people would like to clear that sort
>of thing up. But finding the right words isn't easy.

FWIW, I found the W3C character model can be helpful (though maybe rather 
XML-centric in some places;  despite that, the underlying model is very 
generally applicable)...

   http://www.w3.org/TR/charmod/

#g
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