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Re: Comments on Charmod PR publications

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 16:48:10 +0100
To: Martin Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Cc: www-i18n-comments@w3.org, w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org (I18N IG, for archiving only), member-i18n-core@w3.org
Message-ID: <420f6fd7.141097468@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Martin Duerst wrote:
>The explanatory language indeed still mentions "iso-8859-1". This is
>because the most frequent abuse of this kind is (or hopefully, was)
>to create a font where the glyphs used to render the characters in
>the high half of iso-8859-1 were replaced by glyphs from another
>script (e.g. Cyrillic or Thai), and a corresponding Web page was
>labeled as being in iso-8859-1 with an instruction for the reader
>to install the specil font.

You seem to imply that "iso-8859-1" is a coded character set. I do not
think Charmod should use "iso-8859-1" to mean anything but a character
encoding scheme--the term is introduced as a mapping of code points to
bytes and font technology is not typically based on character encoding
schems; I thus stand by my objection to this text as it confuses the
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