0027, 02BC, 2019, or a new character?

Philippe Verdy via Unicode unicode at unicode.org
Wed Jan 24 21:41:02 CST 2018

Great but then why sticking on a pure western subset (ASCII is mostly for
US only). If he wants to be eastern, so choose ISO 8859-2.

As a bonus, banning the apostrophe from the alphabet will have be security
improvement (thing about the many cases where ASCII apostrophes are used as
string delimiters in various programming and markup languages, and how
frequently text variables  get simply surrounded by ASCII quotes as if the
text did not contain them: less frequent problems if the natural
orthography avoids it. Less problems for processing texts internationally
(think about technical documents, and air navigation, where local place
names are inserted; even if these systems use UTF-8, the quotes will still
need escaping and escaping mechanisms are not so universal...).

2018-01-25 4:27 GMT+01:00 Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org>

> On 01/24/2018 09:29 PM, Shriramana Sharma via Unicode wrote:
> On 24-Jan-2018 00:25, "Doug Ewell via Unicode" <unicode at unicode.org>
> wrote:
> I think it's so cute that some of us think we can advise Nazarbayev on
> whether to use straight or curly apostrophes or accents or x's or
> whatever. Like he would listen to a bunch of Western technocrats.
> Sir why this assumption that everyone here is "western"? I'm situated at
> an even more eastern longitude than Kazakhstan.
> It hardly matters. As the intent here is to comment on Nazarbayev's
> putative view of these discussions, it's quite likely he would write the
> whole lot of us off as "Western technocrats" no matter what our longitudes.
> ~mark
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