Re: location of UnicodeData.txt
> > If a system simply declared a section of data to be
> > UniCode data, and made no attempt to comprehend the contents, it
> > probably would not need to have access to the contents of Unicode.txt.
> Just like if a system simply declared a section of data to be
> code complaint to Fortran-2026, and if it made no attempt to
> comprehend it, it wouldn't need access to the contents of that
> standard. A text-processing program that needs to display data is
> going to need the contents of UnicodeData for BiDi. A proper
> cut program should use UnicodeData, so it doesn't seperate a
> character from a subsequent combining character. A spell program
> is going to need the data to know which characters end words.
> Anything that handles text in a way more complex then cat will
> access to this data.
OK, now, supposing that the unicode license is found to be non-DSFG
free, and hence that UnicodeData.txt is non-free.
Suppose a program implements either unicode collation, regular expressions,
or any of the other things mentioned above.
(collation is at: http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr10/,
regular expressions are at http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr18/)
Can the program be in debian main?
In other words, does the program "require ... non-free packages or
packages which are not in our archive at all for ... execution"?