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
http://www.lysator.liu.se/c/na1.html) 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
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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