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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

> starner writes:
> > If you run most algorithms specified by Unicode, like normalization,
> > capitalization or the bidirectional algorithm, you do it with the use of
> > the data from UnicodeData.txt, whether you copied it from there or copied
> > it from the Unicode book.
> That's what I thought.  Therefor any program that implements any of those
> algorithms is dependent on the data in UnicodeData.txt.
> However, if that data can only be usefully expressed in precisely that way
> (that is, reverse-engineering those algorithms would regenerate the file)
> then the copyright on the file is probably unenforceable.

The copyright is on the *file* and not on "the data", and certainly
not on the *information* which the file contains.  

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