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Bug#99933: Bug#99324: Default charset should be UTF-8

On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 01:48:24PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> > > Also, Unicode does include Fraktur characters.
> >
> > but in mathematical symbols - that is a completely different beast
> Please explain why it matters to the reader whether the letter A is
> classifed by the unicode consortium as mathematical [or not]?

Because in a mathematical equation, a "script" A, for instance, is
semantically distinct from a latin capital A.  Fundamental, basic
information is lost without a distinction between these characters.

In text, italics or scripted letters for emphasis or whatever are stylistic
markup, not semantic distinctions.  For instance, people who chat with me
on IRC can deduce my meaning whether or not I elect to use bold and/or
inverse text, and in fact that's why people get yelled at when they do it.

G. Branden Robinson             |
Debian GNU/Linux                |                It tastes good.
branden@debian.org              |                -- Bill Clinton
http://www.debian.org/~branden/ |

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