Tag characters and in-line graphics (from Tag characters)

Mark E. Shoulson mark at kli.org
Thu May 28 18:42:14 CDT 2015

As was pointed out to me, essentially what you are saying is you reject 
my premise that one size does not fit all.  You would prefer 
*everything* be in plain text, "so you wouldn't have to use other 
formats for it."  You're essentially converting plain text into THE 
format for everything.

But it isn't suited for that.  If you really believe one size should fit 
all in this way, I think the problem is that pretty much all of the rest 
of the computer science community doesn't agree with you.  Sorry.


On 05/28/2015 07:50 AM, William_J_G Overington wrote:
> Responding to Mark E. Shoulson:
> The big advantage of this new format is that the result is an unambiguous Unicode plain text file and could be placed within a file of plain text without having to make the whole document a markup file to some format. Plain text is the key advantage.
> The following may be useful as a guide to the original problem that I am trying to solve.
> http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/tr51-2.html#Longer_Term
> I tried to apply the brilliant new "base character followed by tag characters" format to the problem.
> In the future, maybe Serif DrawPlus will have the ability to export a picture to this new format.
> William Overington
> 28 May 2015

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