Re: bidi in Taiwanese Mandarin (was: bidi support)

From: Tony Harminc (
Date: Mon Jul 14 1997 - 16:50:07 EDT

On 14 Jul 97 at 1:45, J"org Knappen wrote:

> UTF-8 may travel well through the transport protocol, but due to the
> presence of C1 control characters it can cause errors on displaying and/or
> printing the received message. That's the point of inventing UTF-7,5 which
> has the nice additional property of being >>almost human readable<< for
> latin-1 letters.

I'm not quite getting it - what sort of errors would the presence of
C1 characters cause ? Are you referring to the case where a
non-Unicode-aware agent sends the UTF-8 directly to a screen or
printer ? Why would display or printer devices be sensitive to the
C1 range ? Surely a Unicode-aware agent will never try to display
UTF-8 directly.

Tony Harminc

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