Michael \(michka\) Kaplan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Can the authors (or reformatters) of Unicode Technical Reports please
>> Tables and simple stylesheets ought to be sufficient. This is not an
>> elaborate sales or marketing presentation, after all -- it's a
>> TECHNICAL REPORT. Please don't tell me to update or change my browser
>> to get the "full experience" of the TR. I should be able to print the
>> thing on dead trees and get all the information that way if I choose.
> Well, some people might actually prefer you upgrade your browser to
> something that supports Unicode a bit more effectively, at the very
> least. :-)
> NN 4.0x has tons of problems with bidi and other complex scripts, with
> Asian characters, and more. Its not entirely unreasonable for the
> online resources of the Unicode Consortium to make use of technologies
> that support Unicode and not be obliged to test everything on older
> browsers that do not. I think its likely that they did not even know
> that such an issue would exist, since they have upgraded to browsers
> and technologies that support the very standard they are writing for.
This has nothing to do with bidi, Asian characters, or any other aspect
of Unicode support. I know that some of the TR's, such as TR 21, "Case
Mapping," include UTF-8 characters and these generally do not print
correctly using older browsers. I know about this problem and deal
(reluctantly) with it. This is not about any Unicode-related problem,
but about advanced HTML. TR 19 is tagged as UTF-8, but contains only
one UTF-8 character (U+00A9 COPYRIGHT SIGN), and this is clearly not
where my problem lies.
I understand the need and desirability to use Unicode features in a
Unicode technical report, I just don't see the major advantage of
I wonder if Erik or some other Netscape person can examine the TR and
figure out what NN 4.06 doesn't like about it.
> As a side note, I do not test code on my Osborne 1 or my Epson PX-8,
> either. :-)
Nor I on my Timex Sinclair 2000 or Atari 130XE. But I hardly think of
Windows 95 and NN 4.06 as being quite as ancient as that.
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