Fwd: RFC 8369 on Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode

Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Mon Apr 2 19:42:21 CDT 2018

For unique identifiers for every person, place, thing, etc, consider 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_unique_identifier which are 
indeed 128 bits.

What makes you think a single "glyph" that represents one of these 
3.4⏨38 items could possibly be sensibly distinguishable at any sort of 
glance (including long stares) from all the others?  I have an idea for 
that: we can show the actual *digits* of some encoding of the 128-bit 
number.  Then just inspecting for a different digit will do.

Now, what about a registry for "important" (and 
not-necessarily-important) UUIDs for key things and people, which 
associates them with an image of some kind?  Some sort of global icon?  
And indeed, perhaps used for Internet-of-Things-like things?  Not 
necessarily a bad idea—but decidedly outside of the scope of Unicode.  
(Maybe you could even assign your beloved sentences to some UUIDs and 
stick them in such a registry.  Again, who knows, maybe a decent idea.  
But it ain't Unicode.)


On 04/02/2018 02:15 PM, William_J_G Overington via Unicode wrote:
> Doug Ewell wrote:
>> Martin J. Dürst wrote:
>>> Please enjoy. Sorry for being late with forwarding, at least in some
>>> parts of the world.
>> Unfortunately, we know some folks will look past the humor and use this
> as a springboard for the recurring theme "Yes, what *will* we do when
> Unicode runs out of code points?"
> An interesting thing about the document is that it suggests a Unicode code point for an individual item of a particular type, what the document terms an imoji.
> This being beyond what Unicode encodes at present.
> I wondered if this could link in some ways to the Internet of Things.

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