Masataka Ohta <mohta at necom830 dot hpcl dot titech dot ac dot jp>
As many Japanese type Yen sign, when he actually want to input back
slash, the JIS character of Yen sign is converted to unicode character
of Yen sign, which is not back slash, which was the intention.
I think this means that the user's kludge, in typing a yen sign to get a
backslash, is not matched by Unicode with an equal and opposite kludge
of converting the yen sign back to a backslash. I guess in the 1960s
one could consider this a fault.
Here, it is not a problem of so complicated unicode but a rather
simple ASCII and JIS. Even I can't fully predict how disastrous full
deployment of unicode could be.
Why don't we ask one of the scores of software vendors that have
deployed Unicode, at least as "fully" as this thread is about, just how
"disastrous" their experience has been and how much better things would
be if they had stuck with ISO 2022 instead?
Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org
RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ http://is.gd/2kf0s
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