From: Peter Constable (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Mar 17 2006 - 00:33:32 CST
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Philippe Verdy
> Just try to view this French Wikipedia page...
> You'll see that "some" browsers still do not correctly handle the needed
> reordering of vowels before display and this includes Internet Explorer
> (IE6 or even in latest beta of IE7 on Windows XP with the latest patches
> installed, and with Office 2003 installed with additional fonts and most
> up-to-date Uniscribe engine). And if you copy/paste it from Internet
> Explorer to MS Office Word or Excel documents, where Uniscribe is used,
> things don't go really better (the results are different and show other
> bugs for other code blocks.) Now try to print them, and the preview and
> print renderer seems to use another algorithm with *other* bugs...
Whatever are you talking about? All of these scenarios work perfectly fine in IE6 and Office 2003. IE has been handling Indic reordering vowels for several years now.
> The mandatory placement of all matras placed before the consonnant is
> signaled as a serious bug, and this is what I call an "interoperability
> problem" because it forces authors to change the local document encoding
> specially for some browsers or OSes that only use a visual ordering for
> those scripts, just to produce the desired order at reading (and yes this
> category includes Internet Explorer, Windows itself, and Microsoft Office
I can assure you that you are badly mistaken about IE, Windows and MS Office.
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