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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

Florian Weimer <fw@deneb.enyo.de> writes:

> Richard Braakman <dark@xs4all.nl> writes:
> > According to http://www.unicode.org/Public/UNIDATA/UnicodeData.html there's
> > a version 3.2.
> >
> > Hmm, is this file Free?  There's a license on that same page:
> >
> >   Limitations on Rights to Redistribute This Data
> >
> [...]
> >      Information can be extracted from these files and used in
> >      documentation or programs, as long as there is an accompanying
> >      notice indicating the source.
> Why don't we convert the file to a different format?  This would
> qualify as (complete) extraction of information, and the resulting
> file could be free, according to the license.

In the case of the Unicode data, people know how to parse the actual
format in the standard version of the file (and programs are perhaps
doing so now), so this is a suboptimal strategy.

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