From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 05 2004 - 16:29:52 EST
> From: Patrick Andries [mailto:Patrick.Andries@xcential.com]
> >>People *really shouldn't* ask "Does product X support Unicode
> >>N?" They should be asking questions like "Can product X correctly
> >>perform function Y on such-and-such characters added in Unicode
> This makes for a rather long list of questions if you want to know
> Microsoft supports in a new OS or product release for instance.
Well, there is no way to answer a question like "What version of Unicode
does Windows XP" support with anything other than a vague summary
statement like "somewhere between 3.0 and 4.0" or a bunch of details.
And since people tend not to find a vague summary very useful, I'm
suggesting we'd all be better off if they simply asked about what
specific functionality they need to know about. At least, until somebody
comes up with some bright idea about other ways to answer such
One other option is to ask what languages / locales are supported, and
that is how MS has been documenting things up to now. It's a slightly
different question, but it's one that is answerable.
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
Microsoft Windows Division
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