Re: [ANN] World Address Project starts and relies on Unicode heavily

From: Stefan Persson (
Date: Mon Oct 07 2002 - 15:25:53 EDT

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    From: "Carl W. Brown" <>
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    Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 8:19 PM
    Subject: RE: [ANN] World Address Project starts and relies on Unicode

    > Unicode is not a complete solution. Yao mentioned Chinese addresses.
    > might be in Traditional or Simplified font depending on destination.

    You should also specify a country, which should either be in the language
    used in the country it's sent from, or in French. If Taiwan or Hong Kong is
    specified, the software could choose a traditional font. Otherwise, it could
    choose a simplified font. This would of course require extra programming
    code from the programmer.

    However, an interesting problem could be if any shop doesn't have any fonts
    for any language used in addresses. Then the item might be sent to an
    address similar to this:

    □□□□□□□□□□ □□□□
    □□□□□ □□□□ 5
    □□□ 34 □□□□ 9 □□□
    Some country

    Stefan - Persson,
    State --, Sweden

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