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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

On Tue, Dec 10, 2002 at 06:52:21PM -0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> Jim Penny <jpenny@universal-fasteners.com> writes:
> > I would venture to guess that even with a perfect oracle, it would be
> > essentially imposible to reverse engineer the Unicode data files, much
> > less the ancillary algorithms.  That is, a 32 bit search space with at
> > least 36 properties to be discovered per data point is whopping big.
> That's irrelevant.

No, it is not irrelevant.  There were two questions:  1) Does it have
enough originality to be copyrightable?  2)  Could it be reverse
engineered (thereby avoiding the copyright)?  My answers are, 1) Yes, 
and 2) No, resp.

Jim Penny

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