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Re: [Ltru] Language and script encoding standards

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 13:38:07 -0400
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: ltru@ietf.org, ietf-languages@iana.org, www-international@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060714173807.GD18595@ccil.org>

Martin Duerst scripsit:

> a) Transliterations for human users. These will continue to be
>    used.

Agreed.

> b) Transliterations for computers, i.e. to get around limitations
>    in encodings or software. Beta coding is clearly such an example.
>    These will die out. 

Beta code still has substantial advantages in its niche market:

1) It's easier to keyboard than full Unicode;

2) It's easier to extend by agreement, and continues to handle
matters that are either not yet in Unicode or will never be in
Unicode, being appropriate for high-level protocols.

Don't count it out yet.

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