Re: (OT) Q on Unicode and XML



There are techniques for including text in two different writing systems with
different encodings in the same document. In fact, what is perhaps the most
common of them was created to allow Chinese text to be embedded in documents
primarily in English. This is the "HZ escape" method, described in
RFC 1843 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1843.txt). I don't see why it would be
impossible to do an XML version of such an approach.

But as Benny Riefenstahl says, why bother? Its easier just to do
it all in Unicode. And as Jeff Hobbs says, why use XML when msgcat will work?

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Bill Poser, Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania
http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~wjposer/ billposer@xxxxxxxxxxxx
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