XML and special Characters : unicode v3.0 ?

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Thu Mar 4 22:19:54 GMT 1999

Tim Bray wrote:
> At 03:59 PM 3/3/99 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> > This will allow the creation of
> >DTDs written in serious Real World languages like Macedonian, Syriac,
> >Divehi, Sinhala, Burmese, Ethiopic, Cherokee, various Canadian Native
> >languages, Khmer, Mongolian, and Yi.
> John, this is unfair.  All the Macedonians and Sinhalese I've known
> have an excellent sense of humor.  -Tim

Well, several people have believed this was sarcasm on my part.
Not so.  When I said "serious Real World languages" I meant it.
Real people speak, understand, read, and write them in the
course of their day-to-day lives.

Ancient Egyptian and Sindarin don't fall into this category,
no matter that I am an enthusiast of both.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan at ccil.org
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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