Re: Unicode and multilingual support in Macintosh Web browsers

From: John H. Jenkins (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 14:29:19 EDT

At 12:29 PM -0400 6/16/00, Robert A. Rosenberg wrote:
>At 01:26 PM 06/15/2000 -0800, John Jenkins wrote:
>>on 6/15/00 6:00 AM, Alan Wood at wrote:

>>Apple has provided support for direct Unicode rendering since Mac OS 8.5.
>>This includes the ability to use large, data-fork TrueType fonts such as
>>Arial Unicode. The OS is perfectly capable of handling these fonts and
>>applications have the ability extended to them to do all of Unicode. None,
>>however, are taking advantage of that ability as of yet.
>Adobe Indesign has Unicode Support. So does Outlook Express (just
>send/receive a message in UTF-7/UTF-8).

So do Office 98, Eudora, Internet Explorer and a number of different
applications. They provide Unicode support *but* they don't take
advantage of the system software Apple provides to do any of it
except text conversion. They don't draw Unicode directly and they
don't input Unicode directly.

John H. Jenkins

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