From: Addison Phillips [wM] (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 06 2003 - 11:00:42 EDT
A "trie" is a two stage table.
PPT is PowerPoint. I was under the impression that the presentation was
available in PDF or HTML format also, but I guess it isn't if you didn't
see it in that format.
Here's a hint, though: if you search "Bits of Unicode" on Google, you
can view much of the paper in HTML format using the option Google
Theodore H. Smith wrote:
> Hi Addison,
> Thanks a lot for the answers that may help me get a clean solution.
> I'm unfamiliar with "trie". What does it mean? If it's less complex than
> a finite state machine I'm sure that'll be a benefit for me.
> "Bits of Unicode" is in .ppt format. Is that "Power point"? I don't have
> powerpoint or an app to read .ppt.
> Thanks a lot for your kind help.
>> Hi Mr. Smith,
>> I wrote about "compiling" the Unicode character data tables in my
>> response. That reply was somewhat sketchy: my three-year old son was
>> sitting in my lap waiting for his machine to boot while I wrote it...
>> Mark Davis wrote more-or-less the canonical presentation on this
>> subject for an IUC conference a few years ago. The title was "Bits of
>> Unicode". It may be elsewhere, but I've always found it on his
>> personal page http://www.macchiato.com
>> I have personally had reason to compile my own tables (NOT using a
>> finite state language, just tries and similar structures) for purposes
>> beyond those of ICU. But I must admit that in recent years I have
>> tended to extend ICU or the very similar code in the Java JDK instead
>> of implementing my own tables, but it isn't that hard to do. Getting
>> the edge cases and esoteric details right, though, make it not worth
>> my while (in my estimation).
>> A finite state machine could certainly do "the job" (although what you
>> really have is a number of similar "jobs" to do), but trie tables and
>> similar structures are a lot easier to build and maintain and do the
>> job marvelously well.
>> Good luck with your implementation.
> Theodore H. Smith - Macintosh Consultant / Contractor.
> My website: <www.elfdata.com/>
-- Addison P. Phillips Director, Globalization Architecture webMethods, Inc. +1 408.962.5487 mailto:email@example.com ------------------------------------------- Internationalization is an architecture. It is not a feature. Chair, W3C I18N WG Web Services Task Force http://www.w3.org/International/ws
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