Re: Matching Unicode strings and combining characters [was: basic

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Thu Sep 30 1999 - 15:17:49 EDT

    Geoffrey> I did it several years ago. It is much easier when you accept
    Geoffrey> that most of the complexity in Unicode is there for good
    Geoffrey> technical reasons and to work with it rather than twist it to
    Geoffrey> fit old ASCII programming practices.

This is an excellent point. On the surface, Unicode seems a much more
complicated approach. It really isn't once you start working with it. The
complications primarily arise outside the realm of the character set proper.
Mark Leisher
Computing Research Lab The first virtue is to restrain the tongue;
New Mexico State University he approaches nearest to the gods who knows
Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL how to be silent, even though he is in the
Las Cruces, NM 88003 right. -- Cato the Younger (95-46 B.C.E)

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