Re: UNIX & Unicode

From: John Fieber (
Date: Fri Dec 04 1998 - 11:46:29 EST

On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, John Cowan wrote:

> What can be done about getting uctype/uclib stuff into canonical
> Linux distributions? This is stronger than just a UTF-8 locale
> for ctype, because it recognizes Unicode-specific things like
> punct vs. symbol, titlecase, etc. etc.

That ANSI C Normative Addendum 1 (see includes a mechanism for
extending the isxxx() ctype functions. Does the uctype conform
to this mechanism? Where standards exist, they should be
considered. (Although not all standards are worthy of
implementation :)

Also, linux is all fine and dandy, but there are many legitimate
reasons to use non-linux systems so a unicode framework that can
be practically implemented on non-linux systems is important.


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