Re: Mixed up priorities

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Fri Oct 22 1999 - 11:24:06 EDT

On Thursday, October 21, 1999 8:50:22 PM, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:

> At 17:19 21-10-1999 -0700, John Hudson wrote:
>>Are there separate CH, Ch and ch keys on Slovak keyboards?
> Of course not. Keyboards were designed in America. Besides, keyboards are
> glyph-oriented, not character oriented. I am not aware of any operating
> system that can display two glyphs for a single character (not yet,
> anyway). Are we here to accept the status quo, or to internationalize
> computing?

MacOS starting with 8.5 (which also has a Slovak keyboard layout, BTW)
allows for multiple characters to be generated with a single keystroke.
These, in turn, can be represented by an indefinite number of glyphs on the
screen or paper.

John H. Jenkins

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