Re: ?: Unicode Web pages

From: Martin J. Duerst (
Date: Sat Feb 08 1997 - 12:46:07 EST

> One other thing that Word does not do is determine of some text is
> Traditional or Simplified Chinese, or Japanese. These are unified ranges,
> so without a font tag, it cannot pick a font that is appropriate for that
> text.

Well, there is consideral overlap, but there are many codepoints
without overlap. This makes it easy even for dumb computers/programs
whether something is Simplified or Traditional Chinese or Japanese
(or Korean or Vietnamese, for that matter). I think the idea is
originally from Glenn Adams, and it works except for very short
texts such as single words and very tightly mixed texts.

Regards, Martin.

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