Re: Can anyone help me!!!

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Tue Sep 26 2000 - 13:09:51 EDT

Actually, I have been running the South Asia version of Word 2000 for some
time now, and have no problems at all with Thai word breaking and other
issues (I originally installed it for the Vietnamese "VNI" conversion
tools). This worked well both on US NT4 and on US Windows 2000.

The Thai Word breaker in Word 2000 is different than the one in IE and
Uniscribe, though. I am told it is more sophisticated though I do not have
the knowledge of Thai to make such a claim. :-)


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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: Can anyone help me!!!

> wrote:
> > (Word
> > 2000 may also work, but I know it has certain problems with Thai when
> > running on non-Thai versions of Win9x; I don't know for certain that it
> > would handle Devanagari.)
> Thai is an especially bad case because it needs a full-blast morphological
> parser to decide where to break lines, there being no equivalent of word
> Theoretically, one could use the ZWSP, but there is no equivalent in the
> TIS or Windows character sets.
> Expecting to get good results on non-Thai Windows with Thai text is
> asking too much, at least for a while.
> --
> There is / one art || John Cowan
> no more / no less ||
> to do / all things ||
> with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein

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