Re: PDUTR #27: Unicode 3.1

Date: Mon Jan 22 2001 - 10:32:56 EST

On 01/20/2001 03:05:23 AM "Mike Lischke" wrote:

>I had a quick look at it and got a question which you might be able to
>answer. Windows cannot display UTF 32 characters, AFAIK Linux does not
>either. So which common operating system can actually display UTF 32?

It is true that there is no Win32 API that allows you to pass a UTF-32
encoded string. But any string that can be encoded in UTF-32 can also be
encoded in UTF-16, and UTF-16 strings can be drawn using ExtTextOutW.

- Peter

Peter Constable

Non-Roman Script Initiative, SIL International
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd., Dallas, TX 75236, USA
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