Glyphs and graphemes [was Re: Cult-like behaviour]

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 16 21:21:15 EDT 2018

On Mon, 16 Jul 2018 19:02:36 -0400, Richard Damon wrote:

> You are defining a variable/fixed width codepoint set. Many others want
> to deal with CHARACTER sets.

Good luck coming up with a universal, objective, language-neutral, 
consistent definition for a character.

> This doesn’t mean that UTF-32 is an awful system, just that it isn’t the
> magical cure that some were hoping for.

Nobody ever claimed it was, except for the people railing that since it 
isn't a magically system we ought to go back to the Good Old Days of code 
page hell, or even further back when everyone just used ASCII.

Steven D'Aprano
"Ever since I learned about confirmation bias, I've been seeing
it everywhere." -- Jon Ronson

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