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On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 02:33:49PM -0500, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Maybe, but then you open up the Pandora's box of non-ASCII characters.
> Once you do that,  are all sorts of things that have better

Hm.  Dropped a "there" there.

My point, though, is that ASCII, while somewhat arbitrary, is a pretty
easy limitation to explain: no diacritical marks, no ligatures, no
non-Roman letters, etc.  If you open it up to Latin-1 but not Unicode,
you suddenly have to worry about the much more arbitrary-seeming list of
*which* diacritical marks, ligatures, and non-Roman letters you can use
out of all the ones you can't.  That will lead to obvious
assymetries/inconsistencies like using æ but not using œ (oe lig).

-Marcos