A last missing link for interoperable representation
Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Wed Jan 9 18:49:38 CST 2019
On 1/9/19 4:25 AM, David Starner via Unicode wrote:
> Honestly, I could argue that case should not be encoded. It would
> simplify so much processing of Latin script text, and most of the time
> case-sensitive operations are just wrong. Case is clearly a headache
> that has to be dealt with in plain text, but it certainly doesn't
> encourage me to add another set of characters that are basically the
> same but not.
I completely agree. Casing of letters (in general, I mean) was a
horrible mistake and is way more trouble than it’s worth. Too late to
fix it, and given how entrenched it is it did kind of have to be
encoded, but it’s such a bad idea. And then other alphabets see it and
think “hey, we need capitals too!” and you get capitals for all the IPA
extensions and Cherokee and so on... Ugh.
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