Re: Bug vs. misfeature (was: RE: Unicode Cyrillic GHE DE PE TE in

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 17:08:58 EST

Doug Ewell wrote:

A good definition of "misfeature" can be found at:

> ObUnicode: In a Unicode-enabled application, swapping two glyphs (e.g.
> in Latin or Cyrillic) or implementing a "conformant" bidi algorithm
> that didn't work right would be a bug. Failing to implement bidi or
> Arabic glyph shaping while still providing glyphs for Arabic letters
> would not be, although that behavior might not meet user expectations.

I think these particular cases would be bugs, though, unless you documented
the behavior: "Arabic glyph shaping isn't done".
> </off-topic>
> -Doug Ewell
> Fullerton, California


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