Date: Sat Oct 27 2007 - 09:47:28 CDT
IMHO you are correct, the biggest obstacle was not technical, but
Quoting Gerrit Sangel <email@example.com>:
> Excuse me if I am wrong, but according to Wikipedia, the original Cangjie
> method mastered this in the 80s or so. And I do not think the computer at
> that time were really sophisticated.
> Could it not have been solved like the ligatures in TeX? I mean, TeX masters
> some features other apps still cannot do now.
> I think, a possibility would have been to store the text like ?
> (U+5973) and ?
> (U+99AC) and generate ? (U+5ABD) via some kind of ligatures. This could then
> be stored in the font, which describes that if ? is followed by ? and a
> character for ?next character? it should generate ?.
> This could have then spanned the ordinary CJK range, but if some kind
> of ?unknown? character is typed in, it could still be stored (maybe in a more
> inferior quality in display, but still it would not have needed a code
> Gerrit Sangel
> Am Freitag 26 Oktober 2007 schrieb John H. Jenkins:
>> it would
>> have required technical support beyond the abilities of then-current
>> systems, it would have made East Asian texts take even *more* space
>> than they do now and made them more difficult to process.
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