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OT: Unicode 5.0

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Sunday, January 8, 2006, 22:56
Am I alone in being rather excited by Unicode 5.0?

In particular, I'm personally excited by Latin Extended-C & -D on the BMP,
and Cuneiform on the SMP. Looking around the SMP Roadmap, I was also quite
entertained by the discussion of color as a unit of meaning rather than a
type of formatting, as found in the Basic Egyptian Heiroglyphs proposal.
They weasel their way around it in typical "once, always and evermore
infallible" fashion by recommending a pair of zero width bracketting
characters to surround red text, and leaving the rendering of text thus
marked as undefined user agent behavior, which kinda renewed my faith in
human nature.

Anyway, my point is this: if you haven't nosed around the Unicode home
page in a while, you might find it repays a second look. They've really
come a long way.



Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>