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No sources for lisp/international/uni-*.el?

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: No sources for lisp/international/uni-*.el?
Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2011 11:04:49 +0900

Ulrich Mueller writes:
 > I had already asked the following two years ago (see
 > <http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2009-02/msg00083.html>),
 > and didn't get an answer then:
 > >>> The files in lisp/international/uni-*.el are object files,
 > >>> generated from UnicodeData.txt.
 > >>> 
 > >>> Is it intentional that the corresponding source files (which are
 > >>> in admin/unidata/ in CVS) are not included in the tarball?
 > >> I guess so, otherwise they should not be in the admin/ directory.
 > > But this will make it impossible to rebuild these files from the
 > > tarball (e.g., for updating to a newer Unicode version).
 > Could somebody please explain how this issue is different from the
 > recent one with the CEDET grammar files?

I don't know if it is still true, but I seem to recall that although
you are allowed to use Unidata freely-as-in-free-software, the Unicode
Consortium wants you (with some degree of legal coercion) to refer
downstream users to their canonical originals, and not distribute them

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