Fwd: RFC 8369 on Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode
Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Mon Apr 2 20:06:51 CDT 2018
On 04/02/2018 08:52 PM, J Decker via Unicode wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 5:42 PM, Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode
> <unicode at unicode.org <mailto:unicode at unicode.org>> wrote:
> For unique identifiers for every person, place, thing, etc,
> 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.
> there's no restirction that it be one character cell in size...
> rendered glyphs could be thousands of pixels wide...
Yes, but at that point it becomes a huge stretch to call it a
"character". It becomes more like a "picture" or "graphic" or
something. And even then, considering the tremendohunormous number of
them we're dealing with, can we really be sure each one can be uniquely
recognized as the one it's *supposed* to be, by everyone?
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