Implementing Complex Unicode Scripts

From: Charlie Jolly (
Date: Tue Feb 20 2001 - 07:38:37 EST

Does anybody know if there is a chart or table showing what OS's,
Applications, Programming Languages support Unicode and in particular what

Should an open source script processing engine be part of the standard? As I
understand it if you want to develop Unicode solutions for complex scripts
then you either have to do it yourself or rely upon Uniscribe or ATSUI.

Is the following a correct assumption?

Unicode > Engine > Screen

Do fonts have to tie themselves to a script engine. Will an Opentype font
for lets say Hindi such as MS Mangal work on an Apple OS or Linux? Or is
this font tied to Uniscribe? If this is correct then shouldn't there be a
better solution?


Charlie Jolly

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