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Re: Non-Unicode characters, SDATA, etc.

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 11:13:04 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0b33.32.19961023111254.006af3b0@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: gtn@ebt.com (Gavin Nicol)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 07:03 PM 10/22/96 -0400, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>>So: what applications are going to become severely XML-impaired
>>if we lack the nice out-of-band SDATA signaling mechanism?
>While you could argue that gaiji are not really our concern, it
>is important to note that in Japan, many, many gaiji exist.

Footnote: gaiji are ad-hoc kanji; that is to say, brand-new Chinese-style
characters created for proper name or corporate use.  [Why can't we do
this in English?  Just 26 characters is so, y'know, pedestrian, and limits
*my* creative expression every day.] Gaiji are not exactly ubiquitous, but 
quite commercially important.  Sigh.
Received on Wednesday, 23 October 1996 14:14:15 UTC

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