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Sender: Mailing list for the LaTeX3 project <[log in to unmask]>
From: Javier Bezos <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Sun, 13 May 2001 21:34:54 +0100
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I wrote:

> Further, by doing so we are creating again a closed system
> using its own conventions with no links with external tools adapted
> to Unicode. I will be able to process a file and extract information
> from it with, say, Python very easily if they use a known representation
> (iso encodings or Unicode), but if we have to parse things like \japaneseai
> or similar, things become more difficult.  I think it's a lot easier
> moving information with blocks of text and not with single chars.

:-/ It seems I've given a good argument against what I'm upholding... (at
least in part)