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Re: Proposal for Guideline 1.1 [definition of text]

From: <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 11:57:25 -0700
To: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Cc: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <23536b234b99.234b9923536b@adobe.com>

> - In regard to the second item of the discussion, I believe that the 
> point is not whether you use Unicode or not, but whether you use a 
> character set whose specification is open so AT manufacturers can 
> implement it. Following the same line of arguments into other 
sections 
> of WCAG, we could say that some well-known proprietary formats can 
> never be made accessible, since they are not "standard."

I think the requirement is that alternate encodings be a public 
specification, not necessarily an open specification. That is, there 
needs to be a well-defined way to get to the characters.
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