Romanized Singhala got great reception in Sri Lanka

Doug Ewell doug at
Mon Mar 17 01:01:13 CDT 2014

Jean-François Colson <jf at colson dot eu> wrote:

> RFC 1815 Character Sets ISO-10646 and ISO-10646-J-1 July 1995
> July 1995… Is that document up-to-date?

It was obsolete at the time of publication. RFC 1815 was a rant by 
someone who thought that:

(a) Unicode was fatally broken for representing Japanese because of Han 
unification, unlike ISO-2022-JP which by definition was used only for 
Japanese; and

(b) display is everything, and all characters not represented by a glyph 
in a Windows NT 3.51 font from 1995 ought to be excluded from 

Sounds to me a lot like the present campaign.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell ­ 

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