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Subject: Re: Wide characters with multiple c-chars
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2020-07-02 12:51:06


On Thu, 2 Jul 2020 at 19:48, Tom Honermann via SG16
<sg16_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>
> On 7/2/20 12:10 PM, Peter Brett via SG16 wrote:
>
> Is there scope for a non-normative note with a recommendation that implementations do not implement the feature?
>
> No, ISO rules prohibit normative encouragement in notes (as I've been recently informed by Jens).

Well:
1) Notes can't do anything normative
2) Non-normative encouragement is not a thing, as far as I understand
it; notes are not supposed to encourage,
they are supposed to explain normative text.
3) So you can normatively encourage, i.e. not in a note
4) Or you can say something non-normative which doesn't read like
encouragement in a note, for example
mention a concrete possibility. Which is probably not suitable for
giving a stronger hint. Unless we think that
mentioning one possibility but not others is a suitably strong hint.

Ain't standardese fun?


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