Date: Thu, 8 Feb 1996 02:14:50 -0500 From: Gavin Nicol <email@example.com> Message-Id: <199602080714.CAA05945@ebt-inc.ebt.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.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!