On Tue, 21 Jan 1997 Mark Leisher wrote:
> Hear! Hear!
> Having suffered the agonies of the locale model and completely incompatible
> internationalization across Unix platforms, we gave it up for lost and now
> just depend on our own system.
> I find it continually amazing that one person (me), working part-time, with
> bits and pieces of stuff freely available on the Internet, in 6 months,
> managed to put together something more sophisticated than most of the Unicode
> support (at least on Unix boxes) I have seen to-date.
I can only strongly confirm Mark here. Although motivated a bit
differently, and therefore less worked out to the detail, I have
felt the same repeatedly in my own work.
The stress on comand-line interfaces and the locale model in UNIX,
and in X11 the half-baked object-orientedness of Xt and Motiv and
the fact that X11 internationalization is strongly influenced by
somebody that is against Unicode, are some of the main reasons.
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