Unicode organization is still anti-Serbian and anti-Macedonian

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Sun Feb 16 17:50:45 CST 2014

On Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:57:38 -0800
David Starner <prosfilaes at gmail.com> wrote:
> > People, do you realize that proper glyphs are needed everywhere and
> > every time, CONSTANTLY, even when American ordinary user chats with
> > German ordinary user about Serbian language

> And if we picked your option and they did use Cyrillic? I'm betting
> American ordinary user and German ordinary user would load up their
> Russian keyboards and type away using Russian letters for Serbian.

American *ordinary* user and German *ordinary* user would not be typing

One issue here that I don't know the solution for is how the right
glyphs should be chosen for displaying plain text communication.  I
don't know any general mechanism for, say, specifying that by
default Cyrillic text should use Serbian glyphs, CJK characters
should use Japanese glyphs and that Cuneiform should use Neo-Assyrian

> There won't be new Serbian characters invalidating
> every text stored in systems in Serbian today.

I don't like the idea, but one possibility would be to define Serbian
glyph styles by adding variation selectors.  Variation selectors are
already 'defined' for the decimal digits U+0030 to U+0039.  It would,
however, mess up string comparison operations that weren't smart enough
to ignore variation selectors.


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