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SubjectRe: unicode (char as abstract data type)
abelits@phobos.illtel.denver.co.us (Alex Belits)  wrote on 17.04.98 in <Pine.BSI.3.95.980417153859.7142H-100000@es1840.genesyslab.com>:
> On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Martin Mares wrote:

> > No, it just solves the storage and visual representation part of the
> > problem and leaves the rest to the others.
>
> ...while after all necessary meta-information about language context is
> gone, and there is no way to recover it except by guessing (one charset

"Is gone"? It never was there to begin with. *No* character set that I
have ever heard of has language labelling, so don't blame Unicode for not
having it either.

Most people bashing Unicode seem to do so for two extremely moronic
reasons:

* It's not a simple 8 bit character set. This is work!

Well duh, there's more than 256 characters around. You _can't_ do this
with a simple 8 bit character set. And if you want to see a really ugly
solution, look at ISO 2022 - the "just give up" solution.

* It doesn't solve problem X that no other character set solves either.

Well duh. Quelle surprise. What else is new?


MfG Kai

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