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Re: location of UnicodeData.txt

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <ajk@debian.org> writes:

> On 20021129T103609-0800, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > UnicodeData.txt is used as an input data file for many programs, so
> > there's no way around it.
> It probably shouldn't be.  My interpretation, for one of my programs
> that uses Unicode, is that you can generate your own tables from that
> file.  I, for example, use the file to generate a C source file, but I
> don't distribute it - the program sources include the generation script
> and the generated source file, but not UnicodeData.

My interpretation is that the null-extraction is a kind of
extraction.  Even if that weren't so, it is still freely copyable, and
IMO, DFSG free, because it can actually be changed by patch files
(since anything that reads it can easily read something else too).

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