cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue May 25 17:58:03 BST 1999
Chris Lilley wrote:
> ISO represents governments, not the international community at large.
More exactly, it represents national standards bodies, only some
of which are governmental: ANSI, e.g., is a private U.S. nonprofit.
> For example. Tibetan is a language, but was not added into ISO 10646
> because Tibet is ruled by China.
Do you have evidence for this story?
IMHO Tibetan didn't make it into 10646:1993 because it's a hairy
script, not because of Chinese interference. (It is now in
by amendment). Unicode got involved between DIS-1 and DIS-2,
well before the publication of the unamended standard.
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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