From: Christopher Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 01 2007 - 23:17:33 CDT
Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Really, every system starts by supporting one script, then adds each
> script one at a time. Supporting many scripts at the same time is a
> large project, and it would be probably too costly for your project to
> redevelop it (given that it has already taken decennials to support them
> in the existing desktop/server OS’es).
Even if you start by only supporting one script it is a good idea to design your
system keeping the idea of supporting all scripts in mind from the start. One of
the reasons "it has already taken decennials to support them in the existing
desktop/server OS’es" is that most of these systems were not originally designed
for multi-script & multi-lingual support - and the parts that do support these
things often have to be backwards compatible and interact with those that don't.
Although it may initially be more costly in terms of time and resources to
design a system with the potential of supporting many scripts and languages,
in the longer run it should save a great deal of time and money.
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