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Re: going back to stone axes -Reply

Ed Reed writes:
> But there is a fundamental concern I have with your base assumption that
> ascii, especially 7 bit ascii (the lingua franca of the SMTP world) is
> adequate as a character set for representing something as fundamental
> as identity representations around the world.  It's not.

I didn't say it was. I merely asserted that ASCII had certain benefits
over a binary encoding that were not shared by a UNICODE encoding. My
assertion (personal, not as chair) is that if we weren't going with
ASCII, we wouldn't want to go with a UNICODE encoding but with a
binary encoding.