Acquiring DIS 10646

Janusz S. Bien jsbien at
Sat Oct 3 13:24:29 CDT 2015

Quote/Cytat - Doug Ewell <doug at> (Sat 03 Oct 2015 08:00:12  

> Sean Leonard wrote:
>> What I understand is that Draft 1 got shot down because it was at
>> variance with the nascent Unicode effort;
> If I remember correctly, Draft 1 looked a lot like an updated and  
> expanded version of ISO 2022, much more than it did like today's  
> Unicode/10646.

Rob Pike, Ken Thompson
Hello World

The draft of ISO 10646 was not very attractive to us. It defined a  
sparse set of 32-bit characters, which would be hard to implement and  
have punitive storage requirements. Also, the draft attempted to  
mollify national interests by allocating 16-bit subspaces to national  
committees to partition individually. The suggested mode of use was to  
‘‘flip’’ between separate national standards to implement the  
international standard.



Prof. dr hab. Janusz S. Bień -  Uniwersytet Warszawski (Katedra  
Lingwistyki Formalnej)
Prof. Janusz S. Bień - University of Warsaw (Formal Linguistics Department)
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