Re: Using Javascript to Detect Script Support in a Browser

From: Ed Trager (
Date: Tue Jun 22 2010 - 07:42:44 CDT

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    On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 8:18 PM, Marc Durdin
    <> wrote:
    > Doug Ewell <doug at ewellic dot org> wrote:
    >> I suspect that in the real world, the problem of no support vs.
    >> any support at all is more common and has greater ramifications than
    >> the quality of support.  Couple that with how hard the quality
    >> question is to answer, and this becomes a matter of the good being
    >> the enemy of the best.
    > My experience suggests otherwise.  In our day-to-day technical support for Keyman, up until the latest
    > release, a large proportion of our technical support queries revolved around incorrect shaping -- ahead
    > of "square boxes".

    Incorrect shaping is indeed a huge problem for some scripts ... Yeah,
    especially those S and SE Asian scripts.

    > In the latest release we cut this support load dramatically by including a licensed private version of
    > usp10.dll (Uniscribe shaping engine) along with a management program that dynamically loads and
    > translates calls from the system usp10 to our private one for consistent shaping in all applications.
    > This was of course a particular issue in South and South East Asia.

    That's a very cool solution. But it only works for one OS --Windows-- right?

    > Marc

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