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Re: Encoding of etc/HELLO

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: Encoding of etc/HELLO
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 08:52:08 -0700
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Clément Pit-Claudel wrote:

Aren't variation selectors used for a similar purpose, though?
They can be used for that, yes, though it's safe to say this would be bleeding-edge stuff. As I understand it, Adobe and others use them so that one can round-trip from Adobe formats into UTF-8 and back without losing information about ideograph variants. However, in practice variation selectors tend to be proprietary, so they're a bit of a minefield.

As far as etc/HELLO goes, a couple of years ago Ken Lunde proposed the PanCJKV ideographic variation database collection for east-Asia variaton; see:


It ran into some roadblocks, though, briefly described here:


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