From: Ed (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 09 2010 - 13:01:38 CST
> Yes, displaying is fine, but the original question is copying and pasting;
> without the correct locale settings, you can’t copy/paste without corrupting
> the byte sizes. Copy/paste is generally handle by OS itself, not
> application. Even if you have unicode support application, you can display,
> but you can’t handle none-ASCII characters.
Why not? Modern Win32 OSes use UTF-16. Presumably most modern
applications are written using calls to the modern API which should
seamlessly support copy-and-paste of Unicode text, regardless of
script or language -- so long as the script or language is supported
at the level of displaying the text correctly and you have a font that
works for that script. Actually, even if the text display is
imperfectly (i.e., one sees square boxes when lacking a proper font,
or even if OpenType GPOSs and GSUBs are not correct for a Complex Text
Layout script like Burmese), copy-and-paste of the raw Unicode text
should still work correctly.
Is this not the case?
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