From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 14 2003 - 13:04:00 EDT
On 11/08/2003 17:37, Kenneth Whistler wrote:
>Well, I've been promising that good things would come
>to those who wait. ;-)
>At last, the Unicode website has been updated with the
>online chapters for Unicode 4.0. See:
>Or just go to the Unicode 4.0 link from the home page.
>P.S. Just FYI, Peter K., now it is o.k. for everyone to come
>back from their August Unicode vacations. Let the
>textual criticism begin!
The documentation is great, but I have had some problems copying text
from it (with Acrobat Reader 5), in particular with text in small
capitals e.g. Unicode character names. For example, I get the following
The sequence of Unicode characters U+0061 “a”
+ U+0308 “!” + U+0075 “u”
unambiguously encodes “äu” not “aü”.
I mentioned this on another list, and received the following as part of
a reply from an expert on PDF format:
>>For example, here is some text copied and pasted from the Unicode
>>Standard, p.44, http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.0/ch02.pdf:
> Interesting choice, since this document was NOT produced
>using a Unicode-aware authoring tool - they used FrameMaker 6, which
>doesn't do Unicode.
> FrameMaker was able to pass enough information into Acrobat
>Distiller so that SOME of the fonts used have ToUnicode tables - but
>they appear to be limited to symbol fonts and a few extra glyphs...
> Therefore, without this information in the PDF, Acrobat is
>(understandably) unable to properly extract Unicode-based information
>from the document.
Interesting and a little embarrassing that Unicode's own documentation
is not Unicode compatible!
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org (personal) email@example.com (work) http://www.qaya.org/
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