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"Unicode ready" - was Re: Handling Aboriginal Languages

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 13:22:24 +0100
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At 20:12 14/01/2009, Elizabeth J. Pyatt wrote:
>Actually Unicode isn't about languages so much as charcters within 
>written standards for the languages.  A language is "Unicode ready" 
>if Unicode has all the characters used in its writing system. (...)

'A language is "Unicode ready" if' sounds like putting the cart 
before the horse. Big Brother Unicode doesn't rule the world, it is 
only meant to serve that part of the world that uses computers. It 
would be more accurate to say that Unicode is ready for a language 
when it contains all the characters in that language's writing system(s).

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