Re: New Unicode input utility

From: Jukka K. Korpela (jkorpela@cs.tut.fi)
Date: Sun Jan 01 2006 - 07:23:19 CST

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    On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Raymond Mercier wrote:

    > Jukka K. Korpela writes
    >
    >> I'm afraid there's a notational confusion here.
    > I don't think I am confused: Alt+plus+0165 and U+0165 are quite clear.

    Sorry, I formulated by statement poorly. I meant the author of the page
    http://www.georgehernandez.com/h/xComputers/CharacterSets/Shortcuts.htm#Numeric%20Keypad
    confused the notations. Maybe it's just a copy & paste error when he
    writes, in item 1,
    "EG: ALT+0165 yields a Yen symbol ()"
    and later in item 2 that
    "EG: ALT+++0165 yields ."
    (On the page, it looks better, since the characters indicating keyboard
    keys have been styled to look that way. I still find it confusing to use
    "+" or "-" in notations like this, especially in contexts that might
    involve the use of a "+" or "-" key.)

    > However I am not surprised at your results. The pre-NT OS's just don't
    > accomodate Unicode.

    They could be tuned to accommodate Unicode, though. Admittedly, it was too
    optimistic to take the promise seriously. Although one could make a
    particular program on Win 95 or Win 98 support Unicode (through
    program-specific I/O routines and data representation), it's difficult to
    see how this could work across applications.

    -- 
    Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
    


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