Apple's Unicode (was: Unicode & Han) (fwd)

From: Ronald S. Wood (
Date: Mon Aug 12 1996 - 12:14:29 EDT

Oops, I meant to send this to the list as a whole:

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Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 21:53:10 -0300 (ADT)
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Subject: Apple's Unicode (was: Unicode & Han)
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I just wish Apple would at least get their Unicode converter done. I've
got the extension from the May developers disc, but it is alpha 15 and does
not appear to have been updated since last fall. And my impression was
that they were also going to release their implementation of text objects
(which would be wrappers for every sort of encoding scheme, including
Unicode) before Mac OS 8 (aka. Copland). I wish I could figure out where
that stands, along with the rest of Copland!

I just want to get Jim Clark's SGML Parser running with Unicode...on a Mac.

-Ronald S. Wood.
 Halifax, N.S., Canada

P.S. my interest is initially in Ancient Greek and Latin, being a
classicist. I'm implementing my own x-encoding->Unicode->x-encoding
libraries for Ancient Greek as a start. Michael, are you implementing
Ancient Greek glyphs in your fonts (i.e. codepoints 0x1F00-0x1FFE)?

As an aside, there seems to be a lack of characters that scholars may use.
For instance, the Nestle-Aland Bible edition symbols are nowhere to be
found, though this may be deemed too specialized; but other things like
symbols for indicating metrical feet in verse are used widely in the
humanities. However, since I have not yet seen a Unicode manual, they could
simply have unexpected names in the database I do have.

On Sun, 11 Aug 1996 unicode@Unicode.ORG wrote:

> At 12:12 1996-08-11, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >Apple promises good Unicode support in Copland, which was supposed to be
> >out by now. Delays are nothing new in the world of software, however. (Oh,
> >yes, and how about all of us Mac users on the list applying to Apple in a
> >body as testers? I think I'll go set that in motion, too.)
> Sounds good to me.
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