RE: A basic question on encoding Latin characters

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Mon Sep 27 1999 - 17:24:59 EDT

    Murray> Interesting to note that the Vietnamese experts at Microsoft chose
    Murray> not to use the special precomposed Vietnamese characters that were
    Murray> added to Unicode because these characters aren't simply compatible
    Murray> with existing Vietnamese documents and databases. Adding new
    Murray> precomposed characters often presents as many problems as they
    Murray> purport to solve.

In fact I now only use the decomposed versions of the Vietnamese vowels in our
system. In the end, it made life a lot easier for editing and searching.
Mark Leisher
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New Mexico State University of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
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