Re: Lotsa laughs
John Cowan wrote: > > 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. Right, but each government can only have one of them, is my point. > > 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? Yes, sure - the Chinese NB didn't ask for Tibetan to be added, in the sense that there was no Chinese national character set standard for Tibetan, and the original 10646 was just a concatenation of existing national standards, so anyone that wasn't an official "nation" got left out. I was just picking that as an example, by the way, to illiustrate the point by analogy about international representation; I don't have a particular axe to grind here. > IMHO Tibetan didn't make it into 10646:1993 because it's a hairy > script, not because of Chinese interference. I didn't say they interfered; I said that they never asked for it and there was no-one else to ask for it, either. Actually, the Irish NB seems to fulfill that role rather nicely nowadays ;-) -- Chris xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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