[tz] Big tech warns of 'Japan's millennium bug' ahead of Akihito's abdication

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sun Aug 5 05:48:01 UTC 2018

On 2018-07-27 14:51, Tim Parenti wrote:
> Ken Whistler's recent message to the organization states:
> https://www.unicode.org/L2/L2018/18220-u121planning.txt

Can't believe nobody on this list commented on the conflicting use of UTC:

> "Because the decomposition, once assigned, is immutable, involving Unicode
> normalization, the UTC cannot afford to make any mistakes here, nor can it
> just *guess* and release the code point early."

though we should perhaps be glad they're not also involved in OT (Olympic Time)
unless Japan needs another code point for that! Japan may experience some
interesting times.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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