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Re: encoding languages and writing systems

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 11:33:03 -0400
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060712153303.GD12188@ccil.org>

Chris Lilley scripsit:

> Developing standards for encoding languages and writing systems in
> the editing of Greek and Latin texts
> http://chs75.harvard.edu/projects/diginc/techpub/language-script
> Its interesting both for the way it reflects current work (eg, use
> of RFC 3066bis) and the way it seems to diverge from it (either I
> don't understand what they mean by a 'mapping', or else they propose
> character abuse and don't understand that XML has a single document
> character set).

It's not as bad as that, fortunately.  They are talking about
transliteration conventions.  Beta code is not an encoding in the ordinary
sense, but a mapping from ancient Greek to the ASCII repertoire (not
necessarily the ASCII encoding).  For example, "Zeus" is in beta code
"*ZEUS", where "*" represents the capitalization of the next letter.

I'm preparing a fuller response.

On the Semantic Web, it's too hard to prove     John Cowan    cowan@ccil.org
you're not a dog.  --Bill de hOra               http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
Received on Wednesday, 12 July 2006 16:55:38 UTC

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