Is the Unicode Standard "The foundation for all modern software and communications around the world"?
Michael Everson via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Tue Nov 19 14:04:22 CST 2019
Of course it’s not “misleading”. Human language is best conveyed by text.
> On 19 Nov 2019, at 18:59, Costello, Roger L. via Unicode <unicode at unicode.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> Today I received an email from the Unicode organization. The email said this: (italics and yellow highlighting are mine)
> The Unicode Standard is the foundation for all modern software and communications around the world, including all modern operating systems, browsers, laptops, and smart phones—plus the Internet and Web (URLs, HTML, XML, CSS, JSON, etc.).
> That is a remarkable statement! But is it entirely true? Isn’t it assuming that everything is text? What about binary information such as JPEG, GIF, MPEG, WAV; those are pretty core items to the Web, right? The Unicode Standard is silent about them, right? Isn’t the above quote a bit misleading?
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