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Re: [gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: Re: [gnu.org #1363250] ASCII maintain.txt is no longer ASCII
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 16:22:11 +0100
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John Darrington wrote:
Secondly, it must map that number to an appropriate glyph and render
that glyph on its hardware.  There are over 137,000 glyphs in unicode.  I
would be extremely surprised if any terminal, old or new, can do this
properly in every case.

And the number of glyphs in unicode continues growing.

So I'm of the opinion that we should use non-ascii if it delivers some
advantage, but in the other cases let's be conservative and stick to
what we know will work for everyone.

Thanks. That is exactly my point.

A classic case is the copyright symbol.  I see some text files which
are all ascii except for this character.  This symbol serves no purpose
except an aesthetic one.


Best regards,

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