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On 5/14/2014 1:35 PM, Coroutines wrote:
On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Dirk Laurie wrote:

But while it stands, it is a magnificent structure.

Er, I am in direct disagreement.  I'm saying the characters in the
UTF8 standard (the only one I care about) are organized in categories
but not function.  Whitespace is not together, punctuation is not
together, and it's not easy to convert between cases as easy as it was
in ASCII.  It would have been organized better, but it wasn't -- we
could have avoided these mappings, but it's done..

Done by committees of cultures who are sort of competing with each other. And then there are the pressure groups... What did you expect? ;-) We had a good laugh at some of the new Unicode glyphs here on the list some time ago...

Kein-Hong Man (esq.)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia