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Re: Comments on Part 1: Asian characters

From: Murata Makoto <murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 10:32:36 +0900
Message-Id: <9706120132.AA00181@lute.apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp>
To: <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Rick Jelliffe writes:
>Personally, I can see no great value in allowing anything other
> than [01-9] as DIGIT in SGML and XML. It just seems to complicate 
>things, and IMHO is a spurious and unthinking kind of i18n.  
>[01-9] conveys all the meaning  needed, and everyone understands it. 
>Making the ideograph numbers into SGML/XML DIGITs means that users 
>of native-language markup will be forced to use second-best terms, 
>or to spell out kanji in kana, for many common words. 

I completely and very strongly agree with Rick.

Fortunately, the current draft assumes the idegraphic character 
representing digits as ideographic characters rather than digits, 

I found that  [#xFF10-#xFF19] /* Fullwidth digits */ 
are allowed as digits.  Since the compatibility zone has 
no place in markups, this should be removed, anyway.
(I should have noticed this.)

Murata, Makoto
Fuji Xerox Information Systems
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Received on Wednesday, 11 June 1997 21:31:09 UTC

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