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Toward Decent Text Encoding

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posted on 2023-05-25, 21:54 authored by Holmes, WN
This essay looks at the history of digital text encoding, from the early and very limited simple alphabetic encoding to the more recent gargantuan Unicode, and argues that each writing system should be separately encoded, with various languages being optimally and powerfully catered for under each encoding system.

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Publication title

Computer

Volume

31

Issue

1

Article number

8

Number

8

Pagination

108-109

ISSN

0018-9162

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  • Published

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