Unicode in the Curriculum?

Marcel Schneider charupdate at orange.fr
Mon Jan 11 21:54:31 CST 2016

On 1/6/2016 3:27 PM, Shawn Steele wrote: 


> Teach them right the first time. They’ll never use a code page. 

On 6 Jan 2016 15:32:33, Asmus Freytag (t) wrote:


> +1 

On 11 Jan 2016 14:22:53, Albrecht Dreiheller wrote:


> When setting up a requirement specification for a font manufacturer for a new font for Chinese […], there is no easy way to define the character repertoire without refering to the code pages […].

Among the many uses of code pages, this thread was focusing on training for computer scientists. If enlarging the subject to cover font design and possibly keyboard input as well is really useful, then from a German POV it might be interesting to look up the discussion at http://www.typografie.info/3/topic/26274-liste-unbedingt-notwendiger-zeichen/ Retrieved January 7, 2016.

For *IT students* (and other people as well), the day they encounter their first “U+”, it is straightforward either to look up some pieces of information about Unicode, since they have already a strong experience of the internet; or at least if they donʼt (and anyway), to use the Contact form to submit their questions. While the interest *on the whole* wonʼt be missing, the actual problem is oversolliciting and misdirecting the interest through the entertainment and advertising industries. The attention as a limited resource is even uselessly threatened through the side-effects of consumption (food, …). 

Checking these problems is a matter of on-going efforts. I just would like to complete the discussion on that side.

[By this occasion I apologize for my last and previous e-mails; I hope I got some skill to stop bothering uselessly, and to hopefully focus on the topics Iʼm able to do some useful work in. Soon I should send a link FWIW.]

Best regards,

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