Plain text (from Re: Avoidance variants)

Tex Texin textexin at
Thu Mar 26 15:16:23 CDT 2015

Or to put it another way, you are inventing what is essentially another markup language.


If you are going to tag text with styling, why not just use one of the many existing markup schemes used in html, bulletin boards, wiki, etc.?




From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at] On Behalf Of Shawn Steele
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:42 AM
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Subject: RE: Plain text (from Re: Avoidance variants)


> I am wondering if it is considered a good idea to define into Plane 14 some formatting characters, so that plain text could in the future contain italics and so on.

No, it would not then be “plain text”


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