<slevin at signpuddle dot net> wrote:
First, Unicode is written in stone.
A gross overgeneralization. Unicode characters are not allowed to be
moved or renamed once they have been encoded. New characters can always
be added, though.
Our latest symbol set may be our last, but maybe not. In 2 or 3
years, we may update our symbol set. This would cause problems
because Unicode is not allowed to change.
How good an idea is it to attempt to standardize a character encoding in
which it is expected that characters might still move around?
Unicode has reserved 512 code points for our script, but Unicode is
best left to the future.
There is a block of 1024 code points *tentatively roadmapped* to "Sutton
SignWriting." That is very, very different from saying that "Unicode
has reserved N code points for our script."
Doug Ewell * Thornton, Colorado, USA * RFC 4645 * UTN #14
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