[Standards] Council Minutes 2020-05-27

Jonas Schäfer jonas at wielicki.name
Thu Jun 4 14:03:57 UTC 2020

On Dienstag, 2. Juni 2020 17:36:32 CEST Sam Whited wrote:
> > Then it has a non-obvious disadvantage (apparently) even to technical
> > users, in that it inserts invisible unicode codepoints. This will
> > cause hard-to- troubleshoot issues when (parts of) the message are
> > copied into a thing which cares about it, such as a C compiler.
> I don't think this is a problem we should worry about. If this is a
> problem for you, you already have this problem all over the web and
> everywhere else and the answer is not "pretend Unicode doesn't exist and
> don't use it".

I have yet to see a widely used thing in the web which injects hidden Unicode 
codepoints in user-submitted content.

Note that I’m not complaining about the use of Unicode. I’m complaining about 
the non-obvious injection of invisible codepoints in user content messages.

kind regards,
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