Annoyance with coding systems
kehoea at parhasard.net
Tue Jun 7 09:10:40 EDT 2005
Ar an seachtú lá de mí Meitheamh, scríobh Stephen J. Turnbull:
> Fabrice> Not sure all this stuff is well suited to beginners...
> It's not. But neither is the real world of text.
We could be doing it so much better, all the same :-( .
> [...] Unicode is far from perfect, but it's good enough for daily use.
> But only a few minor nations, in Africa and I believe Vietnam, have
> adopted it as the main national standard. (And of course the U.S., since
> ASCII is legal UTF-8---which infuriates everybody else.)
Ah, I think everyone else has accepted the predilection for ASCII of the US
as a given at this point. And to be fair to them, Apple and Microsoft have
done sterling work for decent Unicode support in the OSes.
“I, for instance, am gung-ho about open source because my family is being
held hostage in Rob Malda’s basement. But who fact-checks me, or Enderle,
when we say something in public? No-one!” -- Danny O’Brien
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