[Air-L] Information wants to be ASCII or Unicode? Tibetan-written information cannot be ASCII anyway.
arussell at jhu.edu
Fri Jul 17 07:39:30 PDT 2009
On Jul 17, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Joseph Reagle wrote:
> On Thursday 16 July 2009, Han-Teng Liao (OII) wrote:
>> ask. We (internet researchers) need empirical research to see why
>> how the Unicode support is implemented in various projects.
> I did not appreciate this point, and it is an interesting one. I
> haven't followed the literature that takes on standardization as a
> business or social science concern and so don't know if people have
> focused on Unicode at all. (I'm thinking of continuations of
> Cargill's "Open Systems Standardization" and Agre's course
> "Institutional Aspects of Computing" from the 90s.)
It is an interesting point, and I am more comfortable with the issues
being framed this way - that is, looking at what people do rather
than what information "wants".
We had a session on standards at SHOT last year (Session 42 at http://
shotlisbon2008.com/program/conferenceschedule13.htm) with one paper
on Korean Standard Character Code and Unicode by Dong-oh Park. A pdf
of his abstract is available from the link; I don't know if he's on
this list but I can find an email address for him if you want to
follow up to get the full paper & references.
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