Tengwar on a general purpose translation site

James Kass jameskass at code2001.com
Thu Mar 17 00:13:58 CDT 2022

On 2022-03-16 5:46 AM, Steve Downey via Unicode wrote:
> But standards are pretty much the definition of conventional.
It can be hard to find precedent for something which has never been 
done, such as standardizing a writing system for which IP protection is 
> We have plenty of solutions, even within the Unicode framework, for high
> quality private agreements.
> Doing a bad job of standardization just makes life worse for everyone.  And
> probably still gets the Consortium sued, and losing, setting a terrible
> precedent.
The probability of the estate filing a frivolous lawsuit over an 
encoding that doesn't even mention any of the IP seems slim.  The 
likelihood of the Consortium losing such a lawsuit seems even slimmer.  
But the only way to prove it either way would be to put it to the test.  
We can probably agree that the Consortium isn't eager to put it to the test.

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