A proposed solution for descriptions (was: Re: ISO 639 - New item approved - N'Ko)

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Mon Jun 12 01:19:53 CEST 2006

At 13:40 -0400 2006-06-11, John Cowan wrote:
>Michael Everson scripsit:
>>  It is a matter of fallback representation, not
>>  semantics. "Provençal" and "Provencal" are
>>  supposed to mean the same thing but one is
>>  preferred. The same goes for typographic
>>  punctuation, and PLEASE don't fight over this.
>I should like to know whom it helps to include "’" in a
>plain-text document.  We cannot use the actual character for technical
>IETF reasons; we can use the ASCII equivalent '.  No information
>is lost by using it, whereas there are minimal pairs (though
>not in English) involving ç and c.

Oh, give over, John. This effing thread has cause 
40 items to appear in my inbox, and for the gods' 
sake you're not going to be inconvenienced by 
smart and dumb quotes appearing in an entry.

Or we can argue about this for the next few weeks.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com

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