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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