Re: http charset labelling

Gavin Nicol (gtn@ebt.com)
Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:14:50 -0500


Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:14:50 -0500
From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Message-Id: <199602080714.CAA05945@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: mohta@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp
Cc: masinter@parc.xerox.com, keld@dkuug.dk, uri@bunyip.com
In-Reply-To: <199602070247.LAA18548@necom830.cc.titech.ac.jp> (message from Masataka Ohta on Wed, 7 Feb 96 11:46:52 JST)
Subject: Re: http charset labelling

>Because of duplicated shape of 'A' for Latin and Greek capital
>letter 'A' and alpha, and because of duplicated encoding of Big5,
>encoding information, in general, is no fix for unique conversion
>from shape on a paper to internal code.
 
Nor should there be. People map from a glyph to a *character*, which
is quite different to a character code. I have enough trouble mapping
some glyphs to characters. God forbid that I have to memorize the
character codes as well!