Unicode and Indic Scripts: How to Hide a Good Implementation
Michael Kaplan - Trigeminal Software, Inc.
The Unicode consortium has worked hard to encode all of the worlds scripts. There is almost no place in the world where that work is as carefully thought out, technically impressive, and full-featured as in the Indic scripts: Devanagari, Bengali, Gurmukhi, Gujarati, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
However, adoption of Unicode in the regions that use these languages has not been as widespread as everyone might have hoped. This presentation will seek to explain many of these issues:
In the end, there will be a much better understanding of how Unicode has "hidden" there technically acceptable implementation so that none of its primary customers even know it is there -- and thus how this could be changed.
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