Fwd: IAB Statement on Identifiers and Unicode 7.0.0

Shawn Steele Shawn.Steele at microsoft.com
Wed Jan 28 19:48:37 CET 2015

I will continue to participate, however I cannot fault Andrew’s response.  The IAB has taken an intractable position and, despite claiming to not be experts, is ignoring expert advice about how languages and scripts work.  We’re at loggerheads with no obvious path moving forward.

I’d like to propose that we have some sort of thing we want to accomplish with this discussion rather than just yelling at each other.

For a talking point I’ll propose “Ok, things are a little weirder than we expected.  We want to make sure that we identifiers can reliably do A, B & C.  How do we get there?”


From: Idna-update [mailto:idna-update-bounces at alvestrand.no] On Behalf Of Asmus Freytag
Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:42 AM
To: idna-update at alvestrand.no
Subject: Re: Fwd: IAB Statement on Identifiers and Unicode 7.0.0

On 1/28/2015 6:52 AM, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

I'll refrain from commenting further on the threads:

I urge you to reconsider.  We need greater participation and

understanding in this area, not less.  It is precisely because of the

low participation rates we've had in these i18n issues that we keep

discovering problems late.

I'm not currently encouraged to contribute further. The IAB statement ignores pretty much everything that I (and others outside of it) had contributed to the discussion.


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