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Re: [idn] Unicode tagging
- To: <email@example.com>,"Paul Hoffman / IMC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [idn] Unicode tagging
- From: "Edmon" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 14:31:56 -0400
- Delivery-date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 11:29:36 -0700
- Envelope-to: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > >We dont know whether some day we might go beyond UCS-4.
> >> This is just plain silly. In fact, it is likely that we will only
> >> need a tiny fraction of the space allowed by UCS-4, and there are
> >> moves by ISO to make that clear.
> >I dont think we want to be too sure. We see today how difficult it is to
> >from ASCII to multilingual, it is our responsibility to create a system
> >will be useful and flexible for the future.
> If you are going against the wisdom of ISO and the Unicode
> Consortium, I think it is incumbent on you to propose a solution so
> we can see if it is better than theirs. Give us some idea (and maybe
> even numbers) about the problem, and then propose a solution.
I am not challenging the wisdom of ISO nor the Unicode Consortium, in fact I
respect the initiative a lot. My point is that for the DNS or other
techonology for that matter, it is better to use preventive engineering.
> --Paul Hoffman, Director
> --Internet Mail Consortium