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Subject: Re: Yet another approach to consensus for P2314
From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-03-17 17:38:54


I can't find a definition of the term "universal character set" in ISO 10646,
and your suggested rewrite doesn't include a definition.

Jens

On 17/03/2021 18.20, Corentin via SG16 wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to know how people would feel about adoption P231 with the following modifications
>
> - In paragraph 1, change "Physical source file characters are mapped, in an implementation-defined manner, to the translation character set" to
>
> "Physical source file characters are mapped, in an implementation-defined manner, to elements of the universal character set (excluding surrogates) [Note: Not all elements of the Universal character set are assigned to abstract characters]".
>
> - In  5.3 remove the definition of translation character set
>
> - Change
> A universal-character-name designates the abstract character in the translation character set whose UCS scalar value is the hexadecimal number represented by the sequence of hexadecimal-digits in the universal-character-name
> to
> A universal-character-name designates the element in the Universal character set whose UCS scalar value is the hexadecimal number represented by the sequence of hexadecimal-digits in the universal-character-name
>
> - In the rest of the document, replace translation character set by Universal character set
>
> - Postpone replacement of other misuses of the term "character" to future papers
>
> I think it represents a reasonable consensus and I'd like to know if people who opposed the scalar value direction would feel the same.
>
>
> Thanks, 
>
> Corentin
>
>
> PS: As ever this is a terminology discussion with no behavior impact 
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