Re: Unicode complaints

From: Markus Scherer (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 15:13:05 EST

"Suzanne M. Topping" wrote:
> In hunting around for negative opinions about Unicode, ...

Let me add one complaint to your list:

    Thai is not stored/used in logical order in Unicode.

I know that many here have fought hard to get every script encoded and used in logical order so that processing is fast. They lost.

This comes up in our (ICU) project right now because we are reimplementing our collation code, and we have to hardcode Thai reordering there to in effect transform the text on the fly to logical order.

In general, I would probably list every deviation from the principles: precomposed characters including Hangul, compatibility characters, etc. They all need some special code, like normalization, that would otherwise not be necessary.


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