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    SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: unicode (char as abstract data type)
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    Followup to:  <Pine.LNX.3.96.980422032357.8432D-100000@phobos.illtel.denver.co.us>
    By author: Alex Belits <abelits@phobos.illtel.denver.co.us>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > > So it is hard to impossible to gather info about language. User just
    > > will not want to tell you. User may even want to write Geek with 'G'
    > > in azbuka. Why not?
    >
    > Information about language is always lost if there is no place to put a
    > label. Like, in Unicode.
    >

    Read the standards! It says language labelling belongs IN A HIGHER
    LEVEL PROTOCOL. Incidentally, there is no existing standard for
    language labelling. Oh, and don't forget: language labelling is NOT
    the same as charset labelling; you seem to continually confuse the two.

    > Why? One can make labels as detailed about the language as necessary --
    > labeling assumes the extensibility of the labels set, and matching will
    > still work because label contains charset name. See MIME for example of
    > labeling (not for example of 7-bit encoding, it's unnecessary).

    MIME is a horrible example, because it doesn't let you switch
    languages in the middle of a document. It doesn't even begin to solve
    the problem.

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