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