Re: Unicode complaints

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 16:39:14 EST

And your suggestion for characters that sort *differently* in different
locales? You would want to add them multiple times?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Markus Scherer" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Unicode complaints

> "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
> markus

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