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RE: IDN problem.... :(

From: McDonald, Ira <imcdonald@sharplabs.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 08:38:04 -0800
Message-ID: <CFEE79A465B35C4385389BA5866BEDF00C7A49@mailsrvnt02.enet.sharplabs.com>
To: "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>, David Clarke <w3c@dragonthoughts.co.uk>
Cc: www-international@w3.org


Thanks to Chris for a good chuckle.  My wife suggests
why not just retreat to Cuneiform and stop using these
upstart scripts entirely? (smile)

- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald@sharplabs.com

-----Original Message-----
From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Chris Lilley
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2005 7:31 AM
To: David Clarke
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Subject: Re: IDN problem.... :(

On Tuesday, February 15, 2005, 4:06:29 PM, David wrote:

DC> One possible solution for the IDN is to determine "similar" looking 
DC> characters, such as I (U+ 0049: Latin Capital Letter L)  and l (U+006C:
DC> Latin Small Letter L) (which look visually identical in Arial Unicode
DC> MS) and limit new  registration of only one of the code points.

Excellent idea! This ASCII stuff has some very similar looking
characters, they should never have been allowed. "L' and "1", "O" and
"0". Typewriters had just one key for these characters, it was good
enough then ...

Personally I feel that the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets have not proved
their worth and we should go back to using Greek and Etruscan scripts.

 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 16:39:38 UTC

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