Archaic scripts

LB lbleriot at
Sun May 11 00:48:42 CEST 2008

I am sorry my English. The remarks are not "arrogant" (except maybe
mine). "Global Arrogance" is a reproach of many countries against the
say that global solutions decided upon by global experts and interests
know better what they want than themselves.
Apology if I hurt you.

The question remains. You say you're looking for interoperability.
With whom. With the World normalcy (ie normative documents or policies
global agreements) or with other local or private standards?
Best regards
Louis Blériot

2008/5/9 Erik van der Poel <erikv at>:
> We are only trying to maintain or achieve interoperability. If we
> cannot get the representatives of the bigger players to agree, then
> it's hard to achieve interoperability, right? Sorry if some of my
> wording is deemed arrogant -- I'm just an engineer with ideas for
> interoperability.
> Erik
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 4:23 AM, LB <lbleriot at> wrote:
>> do I risk a question? Who decides? It is the IETF or are the
>> manufacturers? I do not understand qu'IE7 fails to comply with the
>> RFCs. It seems that Firefox also has its own policy. This resembles
>> the Minitel during 1980. To know the protocol you must disassemble the
>> code. Why would I not have the right to use domain names encrypted in
>> cuneiform? Why would I not have the right to create my own writing? I
>> do not want to be offensive, but as a non-Anglo-Saxon and non-engineer
>> I begin to resent what some call the "Global Arrogance": is this
>> really what you want? Why not proceed methodically and normally. That
>> is to say: define the service to be provided, specifications, levels
>> of operating conditions (ROM, browsers, applications), obligations of
>> interoperability, long terms development prospects, work on modeling
>> (object system , exotèem). What you define is an artifact to be
>> central to life in the world with a life span of several centuries.
>> This is not a negotiation between Google, Micorosoft and Firefox.
>> I am puzzled.
>> --
>> LB
>> 2008/5/9 Shawn Steele <Shawn.Steele at>:
>>> Agreed pretty much.  Sorry I haven't followed the recommendations for the
>>> casing, etc. rules, however disambiguating the  mapping and
>>> Unicode<->Punycode rules from the disallowed set would "solve" (some of) the
>>> problems that cause IE7 to not look up unassigned characters.
>>> -          Shawn
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