Re: Revised language on: ISO/IEC 10646 as Document Character Set

Gavin Nicol (
Thu, 11 May 95 11:36:48 EDT

>I also wonder a little that more hasn't been said sooner: we
>got to the present proposal out of repeated discussions over
>several months. Any objections that would apply to ISO/IEC 10646
>as being too restrictive (rather than too general) apply also
>to the use of ERCS, which was floated by Gavin as far back
>as Dec 94.

Yes. My earlier proposal, (which IMHO had some merit ;-)) was even
more controversial, so the current bout represents just the "bare
minimum required", shall we say.

I think discussion goes back before Dec. 1994 even.