IMUG 5/21/98 - Upcoming Unicode Technologies for the Mac OS

Date: Sat May 16 1998 - 13:18:22 EDT


Date: 15-May-98 9:29:41
Subject: IMUG 5/21/98 - Upcoming Unicode Technologies for the Mac OS

The International Macintosh Users Group presents:

            Upcoming Unicode Technologies for the Mac OS

Group: International Macintosh Users Group (IMUG)
            (A Forum for Multilingual / Multiscript Computing)
Date: May 21, 1998, 7-9 p.m.
Speaker: John H. Jenkins (Apple Computer, Inc.)
Topic: Upcoming Unicode Technologies for the Mac OS
Location: Apple Computer, Apple Campus, 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino
            Take Saratoga/Sunnyvale exit off 280, turn South into
            Cupertino, turn left onto Mariani Avenue, left into
            Infinite Loop.
Admission: $2, free for IMUG members
Contact: Roger Sherman, (650) 859-5981

Apple has been heavily involved with the development of the Unicode
character set from its inception and has maintained a commitment to
provide Unicode support in its products. One area where this support
has been conspicuously lacking is within QuickDraw, the Macintosh's
imaging system.

Apple has a number of new technologies targeted for inclusion in Mac
OS 8.5 which help address this. One of the most important is Apple
Type Services for Unicode Imaging, which allows the direct drawing
of Unicode text within QuickDraw and also provides support for
advanced typography within a QuickDraw drawing environment. Other
technologies include enhancements to the Text Services Manager and
the Text Encoding Converter.

These new technologies and their potentials will be discussed, as will
their relationship to other Apple technologies and their implications
for the future of Unicode text on the Macintosh.

John H. Jenkins is an engineer in Apple's International and Text Group.

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