A modest side project : redefining text encoding (Was: Text encoding Babel. Was Re: George Keremedjiev

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Nov 26 21:04:47 CST 2018

On Tue, 27 Nov 2018, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote:
> Hmm... the problem is it's intended to be serious, but is still far from exposure-ready.
> So if I talk about it now, I risk having specific terms I've coined in the doco (including
> the project name) getting meme-jammed or trademarked by others. The plan is to release it
> all in one go, eventually. Definitely will be years before that happens, if ever.
> However, here's a cut-n-paste (in plain text) of a section of the 
> Introduction (html with diags.)

Without pushing too hard to get you to reveal more than you are 
comfortable with, I really like what you wrote, and hope that someday we 
can participate in some aspects.

I would like to see some acknowledgement that some things are truly flaws 
in the original design, whereas some others are ideas for further 
expansion and enhancement.

It's probably not going to be possible to objectively differentiate which 
are which.

And, as typified by Intel X86 V Motorola 68000, incremental kludges 
permit compatability and trivial ease of migration, whereas a design from 
scratch permits correcting aspects that would otherwise be stuck, at the 
expense of massive software re-creation.

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