Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Tue May 20 10:58:43 CEST 2003

At 17:46 -0700 2003-04-30, Mark Davis wrote:

>As I said before, defaults only make sense -- or are needed! -- when
>one is *accessing* data (producing a single result), not when one is
>*matching* (producing multiple possible results). Both are valid
>functions for the RFC. Thus it would be perfectly reasonable to
>document that the default for "yi" is "Hebr" when accessing, but
>"yi-Hebr" does mean something different than "yi", because "yi-Hebr"
>excludes those documents that are Yiddish but written in language, and
>"yi" doesn't. Farshtey?

Not really. "Document" where and how and for whom? Peter Edberg 
started this discussion talking about defaults.
Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  * http://www.evertype.com

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