An assessment of the Unicode standard

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sun Aug 30 07:52:48 CEST 2009

On Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:14:55 -0700, John Nagle wrote:

> It may be a bit much that Unicode supports Cretan Linear B.

Thousands of historians who need to discuss Linear B would disagree.

Well, hundreds.

There are tens of thousands of characters available. If there's room for 
chess pieces, dingbats with drop shadows and numbers inside circles, 
there's room for actual characters from real (if extinct) languages.


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