Peter T. Daniels scripsit:

> > I was suddenly enlightened. Peter Daniels doesn't know how things
> > are encoded in Unicode and what terms are being used.
> and he doesn't care ... he doesn't need to know how the computer-jocks
> get the scripts to come out right on the screen.

If Unicode were designed only for rendering purposes, it would be a great
deal simpler than it is. Indeed, it would not be necessary at all. The
whole point of having a single universal encoding of letters and their
friends is to permit processing other than rendering to take place in a
systematic and unified way, as much as the rather miscellaneous nature of
the subject permits.

> > Korean - encoded by phoneme and syllable
> (what does that _mean_??)

It means that there are two encodings of Korean writing within Unicode
(regrettably): one which encodes Korean hangul individually, and one which
encodes Korean syllables (only the modern ones, but including ones which
are not actually required by the Korean language).

John Cowan jcowan@...
In might the Feanorians / that swore the unforgotten oath
brought war into Arvernien / with burning and with broken troth.
and Elwing from her fastness dim / then cast her in the waters wide,
but like a mew was swiftly borne, / uplifted o'er the roaring tide.
--the Earendillinwe