Re: Generic base characters

From: Sinnathurai Srivas (
Date: Tue Jul 17 2007 - 18:55:43 CDT

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    Thank you Ken and Dean.

    I now understand that this is an issue with rendering engine and it looks like this problem (relating to Tamil) is fixed.
    (Next I'll be checking the display of Auai (ஔை / ஔஐ) in this light.)

    Any lessons to learn from this need to be clearly written such as in a FAQ.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Dean Harding
      To: 'Sinnathurai Srivas' ; 'Andrew West' ; 'Unicode List'
      Sent: 18 July 2007 00:39
      Subject: RE: Generic base characters

    > It is a Uncode design, to us it is a Unicode bug.


    > It is not a problem for Microsoft, they only (and properly) follow

    > Unicode requirements.


      As I said, it’s more likely a Uniscribe problem than a Unicode problem. To illustrate, I captured a screenshot of that page in Windows XP and again in Windows Vista.


      Windows XP


      Windows Vista


      Clearly, whatever bug (or, as I said, “not implemented” feature) existed in Windows XP has been fixed in Vista.




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