Re: future Mac Unicode support

From: Richard Cook (
Date: Sat Dec 06 1997 - 09:57:52 EST

i'm really curious to see exactly how Apple will implement unicode
support, given the state of their language kits. i use cjk language
kits, and Tibetan (the unofficial one from Otani University).
i would like to have all SE Asian and Indian too, and in fact,
unicode support for a number of other scripts would be really useful
for some of my work.

forgive me for asking for details here, but will Apple "language kits"
be moving to unicode? fonts and keyboards?

will an Apple Unihan font (how much disk space would we talking about?)
be available any time soon?

i really hope so!

John H. Jenkins wrote:
> On 12/4/97 7:08 PM, Richard Cook ( wrote:
> >Any news, rumors etc. on this would be appreciated.
> >
> Basically, there are two things going on.
> #1. Rhapsody, the next generation Macintosh OS, will be entirely Unicode
> based. (Not surprising, since it's a version of OpenStep from NeXT.
> #2. Allegro, next year's upgrade to Mac OS 8, will include the ability
> to directly render Unicode text in QuickDraw, input Unicode characters,
> and have some other Unicode support in the Toolbox.
> For more information, contact Merle Tenney, Apple's International
> Technologies Evangelist. His e-mail is:
> =====
> John H. Jenkins

Richard S. COOK
Somerville, Massachusetts USA

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