[UA-discuss] [UA-EAI] Issue needs discussion and closure
arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no
Mon Mar 12 16:06:02 UTC 2018
The thing you're forgetting is that EAI is for people who aren't friends
with a, b and c.
I have a runic address (just for fun). If we pretend that runes are the
only alphabet I know well, then yes, I could receive email from you. that
part is easy: My computer can display any alphabet you can type. But what
about the rest? Even if you could enter my address without being able to
type runes, what would you do? I could receive mail from you, but how can
you send it and what can you send?
There's roughly a hundred million internet users in West Bengal and
Bangladesh who can read and type bangla, but don't know the latin alphabet
very well. EAI is for letting them send email among themselves. The
keyboard they have expresses what they can do, in a rather harsh manner.
Any time you start thinking about how to let bangla people send email using
runes, you've lost contact with reality and the problems you're solving
aren't IMO interesting any more.
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