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[charmod-norm] Definition of "transcoder"

From: klensin via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:51:13 +0000
To: www-international@w3.org
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klensin has just created a new issue for 
https://github.com/w3c/charmod-norm:

== Definition of "transcoder" ==
The definition of "transcoder" in the 2016-02-01 Editor's Draft (not 
obviously present in the TR version), contains the note phrase "... 
converts code units (generally bytes)...".   There are a number of 
historical two-byte CCSs whose code units are certainly not bytes.  If
 one were inclined to quibble, the code units for ASCII / ISO 646 are 
seven-bit objects and not bytes either.    Transcoders from stateful 
seven or eight bit systems, based on ISO 2022 or otherwise, may be 
converting bytes, but not only bytes.

Recommendation: drop the parenthetical note: it seems to be confusing,
 wrong for a lot of cases, and to not add anything helpful.   
Alternately, if there was some point intended by including it, that 
point should be made more clearly and explained.

See https://github.com/w3c/charmod-norm/issues/55
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