I am still concerned over offering two (or more) encodings of characters WITHOUT any prescriptive guidance to those who have the option of selecting either for new texts to be encoded or translated. It is not necessary to forbid alternate encodings, only to discourage them from continued use. Some guidance as to whether either encoding is preferred seems desirable. If UNICODE doesn't provide such guidance I would advocate the TEI adding its own recommendations. As Yaccov Choueka once pointed out to me, all the text that has been encoded up to now is but the tiniest fraction of the text that WILL BE encoded in the future. We own the future a better chance to use more desirable encodings than we may have to put up with because of poor planning in the past.