At 13:12 +0200 2001/05/27, Marcel Oliver wrote:
>1. Store the full language context with every character token sequence
> along the lines that Javier suggests. In other words, treat the
> language context as part of the input encoding. It would seem that
> if Frank's requirement for an ICR ("a single item must have a
> unique and well-defined meaning") is to be met, it would
> essentially mean that every character needs to be tagged for
> language context.
Perhaps I misread this as you are saying that every character should be
stamped with language context:
I do think that the language context should be everywhere present, though,
and that one should pick it up as early and conveniently as possible. But I
do not know how that should be done.
Could one not classify all available (human) languages, as one in Unicode
attempts to classify all characters, and make that available as a code? --
The number of languages should be much fewer than the characters. In such a
model, there will be a generic language code corresponding to old TeX.