Re: Beta version of Unibook 5.1

From: Douglas Davidson (
Date: Tue Apr 10 2007 - 12:47:03 CST

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    On Apr 10, 2007, at 11:04 AM, Marnen Laibow-Koser wrote:

    > That's a shame. What's worse is that (judging only from the
    > description on the website) there's no reason that such a program
    > should be so non-portable -- there's nothing inherently Windows-
    > specific mentioned in the feature set. Also, Mac OS X probably has
    > the best Unicode support of any OS out there (and Apple Computer
    > has been an active participant in the Consortium, IIRC), and most
    > Linuxes aren't far behind, so it seems ironic that Unibook won't
    > run on these operating systems.

    Mac OS X ships with the built-in Character Palette tool, which
    exposes much of this information in somewhat different forms. It
    would still be interesting to have Unibook on the platform--for its
    formatting, for example, and for some of its unique features, like
    "view all characters that share a given character property"--but it
    would probably require a significant porting effort.

    Douglas Davidson

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